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Photographs for the Tsar : the pioneering color photography of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II

Author: Прокудин-Горский, Сергей Михайлович, 1863-1944. ; Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ; Robert H Allshouse
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The photographs in this extraordinary book are the work of a previously unknown pioneer in early twentieth-century color photography, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii -- commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in 1909 to travel throughout the Russian empire taking photographs. Prokudin-Gorskii managed to bring out of Russia his collection of nearly 2000 glass-plate negatives. This book, produced with the cooperation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Pictorial works
Photography, Artistic
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prokudin-Gorskiĭ, Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich, 1863-1944.
Photographs for the Tsar.
New York : Dial Press, 1980
(OCoLC)734749769
Named Person: Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ; Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ; Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Прокудин-Горский, Сергей Михайлович, 1863-1944. ; Sergeĭ Mikhaĭlovich Prokudin-Gorskiĭ; Robert H Allshouse
ISBN: 0803769962 9780803769960 0385279272 9780385279277
OCLC Number: 6446542
Description: xxiii, 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Robert H. Allshouse --
Village life --
Tolstoy and Yasnaya Polyana --
Rivers and waterways --
Churches and ikons --
The Urals --
The Caucasus --
Turkestan and Samarkand --
Afterword : Prokudin-Gorskii and the photographic tradition / by Arthur Goldsmith.
Responsibility: edited with an introd. by Robert H. Allshouse.

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The photographs in this extraordinary book are the work of a previously unknown pioneer in early twentieth-century color photography, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii -- commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in 1909 to travel throughout the Russian empire taking photographs. Prokudin-Gorskii managed to bring out of Russia his collection of nearly 2000 glass-plate negatives. This book, produced with the cooperation of the National Archives and the Library of Congress, contains 120 of his finest color photographs -- including the only extant photo in color of Leo Tolstoy. Another 120 have been reproduced in sepia from black-and-white prints. “Photographs for the Tsar” is a landmark contribution to the history of photography. -- Provided by publisher.

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