Hardcover. Konemann, 1st US, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, large format, 344 pages. Profusely illustrated with black & white photographs by Alexander Rodchenko. Dust jacket shows light rubbing to back cover. Large, heavy book. Clean, tight copy. This is the most complete volume published outside of Russia to capture the photographic work of Alexander Rodchenko, one of the former Soviet Union's greatest artists
Hardcover. NY, The Overlook Press, 2nd pr., 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 203 pages. A pictorial survey with over 300 rare b&w photos. Clean copy.
Softcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 3rd, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 152 pages, illustrations in color and b&w. Previous owner's signature scribbled over on front end paper, light wear to edges and spine, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Hill and Wang, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages, b&w photos. Translated & with additional material by David Robinson. Very good, clean. In a bright, unclipped dust jacket.
New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 196 pages. Black & white photography. Reveals the war with Russia, the first war to be extensively recorded by photography. Here are 85 photos and commentary. Many of the photos were taken by two Englishmen, Roger Fenton and William Robertson.
Hardcover. London, Elek, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 537 pages, illustrated throughout with 420 plates, including 86 in full color. Very large, heavy book. Light edgewear, rubbing and de-lamination to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 276 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. This engrossing book explores the impact of Westernization on Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries and presents a wealth of photographs of ordinary Russians in all their finery.
Hardcover. Munchen GR%, C. Bertelsmann, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 255 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, text illustrations., maps, bibliog., Foreword by Lew Kopelew. GERMAN TEXT. Highly pictorial account of the disastrous German campaign 1942-43. Cllean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Aurora, 1st, Aurora, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 459 pages, 1430 illustrations, including 705 plates in full color. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket with small scratch to front cover. Excellent reference copy.
Hardcover. Moscow, Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers, 1st English, 1937, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 297 pages, with illustrations throughout, oversized red cloth board. Minor corner and edge wear, rub and light soil; loose frontispiece portrait of Lenin, title page and copyright page. Otherwise, unmarked and tight copy.
Hardcover. New Delhi, Calcutta, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 485 pages. Underlining in brown felt tip on pages 129-133. Otherwise clean, tight copy. Dust jacket shows standard wear with sunfaded spine.
Hardcover. New York, Da Capo Press, 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 327 pages. Hardcover. Gilt title on spine. Dust jacket unclipped. B/w illustrations throughout. In excellent condition, clean inside and out. Remainder mark on bottom edge. Binding tight, looks barely read.
Softcover. NY, Guggenheim Museum, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 267 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers. In 1915, Kazimir Malevich changed the future of modern art when his experiments in painting led the Russian avant-garde into pure abstraction. He called his innovation Suprematism--an art of pure geometric form meant to be universally comprehensible regardless of cultural or ethnic origin. His Suprematist masterpiece, White Square on White (1920-27), continues to inspire artists throughout the world. Focused exclusively on this defining moment in Malevich's career, Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism features nearly 120 paintings, drawings and objects, among them several recently discovered masterworks. In addition, the book includes previously unpublished letters, essays and diaries, along with essays by international scholars, who shed new light on this popular figure and his devotion to the spiritual in art.
Hardcover. New York, The New Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 515 pages. Hardcover. Gray cover boards, gilt title on spine. In nice shape, Dust jacket unclipped, has just a touch of age yellow. Edges show a little soil (shelfwear). Binding very tight, clean inside. Very good condition.
Hardcover. London, Chris Boot, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 252 pages. In this volume, ten Magnum photographers turn their lenses on contemporary Georgia. Situated on the cusp of Russia and Asia, but with a European culture dating back to the 7th century BC, Georgia was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1922. Its independence was restored in 1991, but it then suffered from civil war and a breakdown of its economic infrastructure. In the last decade, however, despite ongoing tensions in its relations with Russia, Georgia has mounted a spirited comeback. Magnum photographers Antoine d'Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Thomas Dworzak, Martine Franck, Alex Majoli, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Power and Alec Soth visited the country during spring 2009, each pursuing their own theme (Alec Soth goes in search of the 'most beautiful woman in Georgia', for example). All found themselves enchanted by the Georgian people, something strongly conveyed in their photographs as well as in personal text journals which accompany the images. This well-designed volume also includes a fold-out map, marked with each photographer's journey; a chapter showing the best of Magnum photographers' work over 60 years (including by Magnum's founders Robert Capa from his visit to Georgia with John Steinbeck in 1948 and Henri Cartier-Bresson); and an illuminating introduction by the Paris-based New Yorker writer, and Georgia expert, Wendell Steavenson.
Hardcover. Ann Arbor, MI, Ardis, 1st English, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 565 pages. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Decorated endpapers. Dust Jacket shows some wear due to age: yellowing, fraying and chipping to edges of front, spine and back, but still in tact. Cover boards clean, covered in teal fabric and in good shape. Pages clean, edges slightly yellowed. From the front flap: "...a landmark work in Russian theater scholarship, this study reveals Meyerhold in the context of his time, as seen by friends and enemies, actors and critics, and analyzes the development of his remarkable career as Russia's most celebrated and influential experimental director."
Hardcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 308 pages, map endpapers. Light edge wear to dust jacket, small sticker on front cover. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Four Winds Press, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 32 pages. hardcover with dust jacket. Illust. in color by Stanley. Dust jacket with chip, light soil to rear. Tight copy.
Hardcover. New Haven CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 238 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Covering the period from the Revolution to the beginning of World War II, this book considers Soviet avant-garde photography and film in the context of political history and culture. Three essays trace this generation of artists, their experiments with new media, and their pursuit of a new political order. A wealth of stunning photographs, film stills, and film posters, as well as magazine and book designs, demonstrate that their output encompassed a spectacular range of style, content, and perspective, and an extraordinary sense of the power of the photograph to change the world.
Hardcover. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1st UK, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 269 pages. Clean, bright copy. This is the first scholarly account by a Western historian of the Time of Troubles, the period of civil war and foreign invasion in early-seventeenth-century Russia. The author focuses on the various pretenders or royal imposters who appeared at this time; she traces their careers and offers explanations for their success. Her analysis of the phenomenon of pretense illuminates popular perceptions of the monarchy in early modern Russia, and demonstrates how social protest could take the form of support for imposters claiming to be the "true tsar".
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Kingston Press, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 227 pages, bibliography and index. A scarce scholarly history. Slight sunning to dust jacket spine, otherwise like new, clean and tight.
Softcover. University Press of Maryland, 2000, Softcover, 306 pages. Memoir (translated from the German by Henny Wenkart) of a Jewish woman in 19th-century Russia, with scholarly introduction and analysis. Pauline Wengeroff's memoir tells what it was like to be a Jewish girl and a Jewish woman in 19th-century Russia, as foundations of faith and tradition eroded around her. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press, 1st, 1992, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 443 pages. This book contains UNDERLINING which is mainly confined to chapter 7. Otherwise a bright, tight copy in an unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 239 pages. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. Else a very clean, tight copy. The dramatic events of the twentieth century have often led to the mass migration of intellectuals, professionals, writers, and artists. One of the first of these migrations occurred in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, when more than a million Russians were forced into exile. With this book, Marc Raeff, one of the world's leading historians of Russia, offers the first comprehensive cultural history of the "Great Russian Emigration." He examines the social and institutional structure of the emigration and describes its rich cultural and intellectual life. He points out that what distinguishes this emigration from other such episodes in European history is the extent to which the emigres succeeded in reconstituting and preserving their cultural creativity in the West. The flourishing Russian communities of Paris, Berlin, Prague and Kharbin not only enriched Russian arts and letters, but also significantly influenced the culture of their Western hosts, and Raeff concludes with an assessment of their impact on the development of modern Western and Soviet culture.
Hardcover. Chicago, A. C. McClurg and Co., 1st, 1895, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 413 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Gutter crack on first page. Former library stamp on front fly leaf. Otherwise clean copy. Black & white illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Moscow, Sovietsky Khudozhnik, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 359 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Russian text only. Profusely illustrated in full color and black & whiite. A survey of Russia's brief Art Nouveau movement in architecture. Bright, clean copy in a similar dust jacket. In a plain cardboard slipcase.
Hardcover. Russia, Aurora Art Publishers, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 199 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Some foxing to textblock edges. Otherwise a very clean, unmarked copy with some minor dust jacket wear. Black & white and color illustrations throughout. A tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Basic Books , 1st, 1984, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 239 pages. Red cloth. Light edgewear to dust jacket with one small closed tear to front cover. Spine slightly slanted. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Oxford UK, Clarendon Press, 1st, 1975, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 609 pages, translated by Hilda Andrews-Rusiecka. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Yellow dust jacket with slight fading to spine. Approximately 30 pages with ink marking, mostly underlining. Otherwise this scarce volume is in very good condition.
Hardcover. Yorkshire UK, Pen and Sword Military, 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 320 pages. So much has been written about the Battle of Stalingrad - the Soviet victory that turned the tide of the Second World War - that we should know everything about it. But the history of the war, and the battle, is evolving and is being written anew, and Alexey Isaev's engrossing account is a striking example of this fresh approach. B&w photos, color maps. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st US, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 192 pages. The photos are breathtaking not necessarily for their quality - many are washed out and most of the subject matter is routine day to day military stuff - but for their rarity. While the Germans seem to have been at least as far advanced in the use of color photography as the Americans, there is still a paucity of color photography in the public record. That is being addressed by the various nations who took large amounts of color film in an official capacity, including the US, UK, Germany and Canada.The book's captions are adequate to the task, and there are good historical sections, as well as an introduction by Max Hastings as well as commentary by an actual German war correspondent. The strength of the book is in its ability to bring the participants of the subject campaign - the German invasion of Russia up to and including Stalingrad - to life. The use of a large format allows one to note small details of the photos, and relate to the subject matter on a personal level. Despite the lack of "action" shots, there is much to see in facial expressions, uniform details, and especially geography as the Russian steppe is shown in summer and winter, as well as the famous Russian mud (Rasputitsa) about which so much has been written.
Hardcover. London, George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1st ed., 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 331 pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering along spine. Dust jacket has sticker on front flap. Dust jacket is also faded along spine with over all shelf wear. Otherwise, tight clean copy.
Hardcover. The Hague, Netherlands, Martinus Nijhoff, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 273 pages. Slight wear and fading to dust jacket spine. Tape mark on front of dust jacket. Otherwise, clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, reprint, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 517 pages. With Preface, Introduction, four maps, eleven tables, Epilogue, Bibliographical Note, Notes, and Index. Features six chapters divided into two parts titled as "The Masters and Their Bondsmen" and "The Bondsmen and Their Masters." Clean, bright copy.
Softcover. Santa Monica CA, Rand Corporation, 1st, 1958, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 265 pages. Ivory paper wraps with toning. Light toning to pages throughout. Clean, unmarked copy. This is a first printing of this important study for the U.S. Air Force by the Rand Corporation, dated August 11, 1958, Rand Report R-326.
Hardcover. Lawrence KS, University Press of Kansas , 1st, 2011, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 386 pages, b&w illustrations. Inept leadership, inefficient campaigning, and enormous losses would seem to spell military disaster. Yet despite these factors, the Soviet Union won its war against Nazi Germany thanks to what Roger Reese calls its military effectiveness: its ability to put troops in the field even after previous forces had been decimated. Reese probes the human dimension of the Red Army in World War II through a close analysis of soldiers' experiences and attitudes concerning mobilization, motivation, and morale. In doing so, he illuminates the Soviets' remarkable ability to recruit and retain soldiers, revealing why so many were willing to fight in the service of a repressive regime--and how that service was crucial to the army's military effectiveness. He examines the various forms of voluntarism and motivations to serve-including the influences of patriotism and Soviet ideology-and shows that many fought simply out of loyalty to the idea of historic Russia and hatred for the invading Germans. He also considers the role of political officers within the ranks, the importance of commanders who could inspire their troops, the bonds of allegiance forged within small units, and persistent fears of Stalin's secret police. Clean copy.