Lot of new stuff you ve never heard of For the non beginner you ll find some shocking shortcomings Shostakovich reduced to a few pages along with the superior Prokofiev all those weird art movements are barely touched upon all the icists and "perhaps the greatest most sinful omission Tarkovsky isn t even mentioned Isn t Andrei Rublev the greatest "the greatest most sinful omission Tarkovsky isn t even mentioned Isn t Andrei Rublev the greatest ever madeLike I said if you know and love Russian art the negatives will seem to outweig. Ky Korsakov Oceans churned storms thundered the sun sparkled in wintry forests and in the new warmth of spring nightingales sang and golden Fish Leaped From Crystal leaped from crystal Overall however Lincoln's marriage of history and the arts is a happy one demonstrating how the peculiarly Russian tension between East and West and between politics and the arts helped produce artistic works that were both uniuely beautiful and uniuely Russian. E exacting in your critiue and wanting a little something extra from a general work I love Russian especially the period a little something extra from a general work I love Russian especially the period say Dostoevsky up through NEP especially the avant garde music and poetry You ll get some of that in this work but probably not enough if you know a lot about it For the layperson this work is ust fine You ll learn a lot probably than you have room for in your aesthetic sensibilities and will likely discover E including the social and political forces that shaped artistic creation Author of such histories as Romanovs and Nicholas I Lincoln ably provides the context such a task reuires Unfortunately Lincoln's purple prose can sometimes be distracting No one ever seems to merely wear a medal they wear it a building is not simply painted turuoise it can be brilliant turuoise Here for instance is Lincoln on the music of Rims. When I m a hundred pages in and we re well into the 1800s it s not even five hundred years of history Given I was significantly interested in the early period than the later done This goes into the history of the arts in russia which is pretty cool since I ve admired russian writers in particular
and thought thisthought this would give me insight into themIt s a stiff read but I m trying When you know a subject well you re likely to be a littl. St The Story of A Thousand Years Of Thousand Years of Life in RussiaThis you re likely to be a littl. St The Story of a Thousand Years of Artistic Life in RussiaThis volume tackles an overwhelming subject 1000 years of Russian achievements in the arts from medieval ikons to the novels of Tolstoy to the films of Eisenstein Much has been written about the subject over the years but Lincoln poses himself a slightly different task to depict not so much the history of Russian arts as the history of the country's artistic experienc.