Monday, May 24, 2010

Russian Imperial Style

Russian Imperial Style
by Laura Cerwinske [709.47 qCer]

This book documents Russian art from 1762 to 1917. The text points out the cultural life of the tsars and the noblity. But it is the lavish illustrations, almost all in color, of furs, Faberge eggs, gowns, jewels, tapestries, furniture, table settings, carriages, etc., all created for the aristocracy, that lure the reader. [If you enjoy this one, you may also wish to try In the Russian Style by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.] -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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