內容簡介 This book provides a remarkable overview of significant themes in Russian history and culture, in each case starting well before the eighteenth century, while frequently following them up into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Robin Milner-Gulland shows how the public face of Russia developed and evolved through its distinct architecture, astonishing art, and its varied public spaces. What emerges is a clear picture of how Russians fashioned their identity, and the national monuments associated with it, in their setting: the Russian natural landscape as well as distinctive elements of traditional material culture. Tellingly illustrated, concise and free of jargon, Patterns of Russia will appeal to all those with an interest in the history and culture of this complex--and much discussed--country.
作者介紹 Robin Milner-Gulland is professor emeritus of Russian and East European studies at Sussex University, and an eminent translator, author, and editor of works on Russian topics. He is the author of Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Former Soviet Union and The Russians: The People of Europe, as well as the translator of Icon and Devotion, also published by Reaktion Books. He lives in Pulborough, West Sussex, UK.