Picturing Russia Explorations in Visual Culture
Author: Valerie A. Kivelson, Joan Neuberger
publisher: Yale University Press
publisher Date: 04/06/2010
Schools: University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: This wide-ranging anthology is the first to explore the visual culture of Russia over the entire span of Russian history, from ancient Kiev to contemporary, post-Soviet society. Illustrated with more than one hundred images, the book examines the ways that Russians have used and understood visual images in social and political contexts including consumer goods, architectural monuments, religious icons, portraits, news and art photography, popular prints, films, folk art, and more.