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Pavel Petrovich Svin'in (1787/88-1839) was a painter, diplomat, and journalist who spent two years as part of the first Russian diplomatic mission to the United States. Soon after returning to Russia, Svin'in published a travel narrative of his experiences. "A Russian Paints America" presents the first complete English translation of Svin'in's fascinating memoir. Thirty-one original watercolours complement his provocative views on topics such as slavery, religion, politics, and the fine arts.Introductory essays by Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt examine Russian-American relations, consider Svin'in's life and particular role in Russian history, and set his work in the context of the genre of picturesque travel - Svin'in clearly did not set out to produce a scholarly account of the United States but a work of literature, at a time when Russian literary language was in its earliest stages of development. Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of official Russian-American relations, "A Russian Paints America" is a distinctive work of interdisciplinary and transnational scholarship that provides a compelling picture of the political and cultural environment in Russia and America in the early nineteenth century.
|Utgitt||2008||Forfatter||Pavel Petrovich Svin'In|
Combined Academic Publishers
|Antall sider||230||Dimensjoner||16,2cm x 23,5cm x 2,4cm|
|Vekt||479 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Andre medvirkende||Marina Swoboda, William Benton Whisenhunt||Emner og form||Painting & paintings, Classic travel writing, History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900|