Russian Houses by Elizabeth Gaynor

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This book opens the door of Russian dwellings to reveal the centuries of collecting, decorating and designing that have given the Russian home the variety and beauty of myriad cultures and styles. Over 300 photographs guide the reader through hallways decorated with traditional hearths, Russian stoves, samovars and mystic shrines of icons and through the studies kitchens and parlours of artists such as Tolstoy, Pasternak, Repin and Chekhov.

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Published September 1, 1991 by Stewart Tabori & Chang. 256 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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From the rustic simplicity of wooden cottages to the gaudy glitter of imperial palaces and estates, this intriguingly illustrated survey of Russian houses filters social history through architecture.

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