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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Illustration Of The Wealth and Patronage Of A Noble Family Prior To The Russian Revolution, 15 Feb 2013
This review is from: Stroganoff: The Palace and Collections of a Russian Noble Family (Hardcover)
This superb book illustrates clearly for the reader an utterly vanished world, that being the collections and life of one of Russia's most importnat Noble family that existed prior to the Russian revolution. This wonderful book is everything that any lover of Pre-Revolutionnary Russia could ask for and illustrates in the most detailed way the lives and art collections of one of the major familys in Russia pre 1917, the Stroganoffs. It gives a vividly memorable snap shot of what noble families collected before the holocaust of revolution destroyed their world forever. The book gorgeously reassembles large parts of the now widely dispersed Stroganoff Collection whether it be furniture, porcelain, rich carved hardstones, cameos etc, The illustrations are mouth watering and it even shows present day photos of the very sadly neglected Stroganoff palace in St Petersburg which reveals all the neglect and lack of care lavished on it since the original owners were forced to leave at the revolution. This book is highly recommended for any lover of Old Russia and its artistic society prior to the iron grip of communism obliterated it forever.
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