Word and Image in Russian History:Essays in Honor of Gary Marker
Russian Image on the Western Screen:Trends, stereotypes, myths, illusions Alexander Fedorov
The Russian Image of Goethe, Volume 1:Goethe in Russian Literature of the First Half of the Nineteenth Century André von Gronicka
The Russian Image of Goethe, Volume 2:Goethe in Russian Literature of the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century André von Gronicka
White Movement Image in the Mirror of the Russian and Western Screen: Alexander Fedorov
Over a 35-year period, a renowned fashion historian Alexander Vasiliev collected antique photographs featuring portraits of Russians in the olden days. Children´s Fashion of the Russian Empire came to be as a unique edition dedicated exclusively to children´s clothing that had been worn in the cities of imperial Russia, and is based on the selection from Vasiliev´s antiques. The very first photographs in this volume date back to the late 1850s when such images only just appeared in the country as pictures pasted on cardboard. The timeline of this collection ends with 1917, the year the Old Russia ceased to exist. Featuring over 400 photographs from the author´s collection, Children´s Fashion of the Russian Empire is a spectacular visual medium. This album of pretty tailored children´s dresses for all occasions takes the viewer back in time and into the fascinating, unforgettable epoch in Russian history.
A unique insight into the design of hand-made Soviet prison playing cards and their link to the Russian criminal underworld. This book reveals the importance of playing cards in Russian criminal culture. The hand-made decks are beautiful works of art in their own right. Prohibited by the prison authorities, they are constructed from innocuous materials procured from the everyday routine of prison life. During construction both the cards and their designs are adroitly manipulated so they can be ´read´. Once complete the ´virtuoso´ player prowls the prison, searching for a suitable victim. This complete process is described here for the first time. Extensive diagrams show how the cards are made, while decks of actual prison cards are reproduced in facsimile. The book also features a further 180 photographs from the Arkady Bronnikov collection. The texts and captions accompanying these images reveal the connection between the criminal hierarchy, tattoos and playing cards. The respect commanded by any criminal was directly related to his ability to play, and win, at cards. The game was viewed as a means to demonstrate cunning and bravado. Failure to pay a gambling debt could result in a forcibly applied pornographic tattoo, lowering their bearer´s status. The loser would also be made to pay the ´pricker´ (tattooist). Fingers, ears, even eyes, might be lost - cut off in the presence of other prisoners as witnesses.
Russian Literary Culture in the Camera Age:The Word as Image Stephen Hutchings
This book contains stories by the great Russian writer Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826 - 1889). These satirical tales present a phantasmagoric image of Russian society of the 19th century. 1. Russian. Dmitry Savin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000089/bk_agen_000089_sample.mp3.