Russian Paints America (BOK)

Pavel Petrovich Svin'In

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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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Pavel Petrovich Svin'In
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780773534148
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