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by Robert H. Allshouse,Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii


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Prokudin-Gorskii managed to bring out of Russia his collection of nearly 2000 glass-plate negatives. Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii was a chemist and photographer commissioned by Tzar Nicholas II to photograph as much of the Russian Empre as possible in color.

Prokudin-Gorskii managed to bring out of Russia his collection of nearly 2000 glass-plate negatives. This book, produced with the cooperation of the Library of Congress, contains 120 of his finest color photographs - including the only extant photo in color of Leo Tolstoy. Another 120 have been reproduced in sepia from black-and-white prints. Prokudin-Gorskii used three color separations for his photos and as a result some pictures are astoundingly sharp and brilliantly colored, and some the colors are out of register slightly.

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Color photographs were commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II from Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, a chemist and .

Color photographs were commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II from Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii, a chemist and photographer. Prokudin-Gorskii used three color separations for his photos which resulted in astoundingly sharp focus and brilliant color (though some of the colors are out slightly out of register, which doesn't detract whatsoever). The chapters cover village life, rivers & waterways, churches & icons, the Ural mountains, the Caucasus, Turkestan & Samarkand.

Prokudin-Gorskii believed in the educative function of photography, and hoped . turn the pages of this very remarkable book.

Prokudin-Gorskii believed in the educative function of photography, and hoped that his glass plates of Russia's people, natural beauties, monuments, and historical places would one day be projected on screens in schoolrooms for the instruction of Russian youth. When forced by the events of the revolution to leave his homeland in 1918, Prokudin-Gorskii took with him his photograph albums and a collection of almost 2,000 glass-plate negatives. TWo hundred and forty of these photographs have been reproduced in "Photographs for the Tsar," half in color, half in sepia.

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii created thousands of color . The Drawings of Bruno Schulz book. Steven R. Bibliolalia.

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii created thousands of color photographs of Czarist Russia. A new book from German publisher Gestalten features a selection of the Russian photographer's nearly 2,000 glass negatives. Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky was a Russian chemist and photographer famous for his pioneering work in color photography in the early twentieth century. Baĭga, Samarkand A large group of men, most on horseback, assembled on a hillside, probably for a traditional game of horsemanship called bayga.

Allshouse, Robert H. Photographs for the Tsar: The Pioneering Color Photography of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. New York: Dial Press, 1980. Billington, James H. The Face of Russia: Anguish, Aspiration, and Achievement in Russian Culture. New York: TV Books, 1998. Brumfield, William C. A History of Russian Architecture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. "The Color Photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. Visual Resources 6 (1990): 243-255. Colour Photography: The First Hundred Years, 1840-1940.

Dust jacket notes: "The photographs in this extraordinary book are the work of a previously unknown pioneer in early 20th century photography, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii -- commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in 1909 to travel throughout the Russian Empire photographing things of interest and significance. To view these color images of an era we are accustomed to seeing in sepia tones is an experience of cultural shock -- a trip in a visual time machine to a vanished and exotic world that looks as though it had been captured by the photographer only yesterday. Prokudin-Gorskii, a chemist as well as a photographer, developed one of the earliest processes for taking color pictures and was the editor for many years of a St. Petersburg journal, The Amateur Photographer. During the six years he executed the Tsar's commission, he traveled vast distances in a special railway car outfitted with a darkroom -- to the Urals, the Caucasus, the Ukraine, Siberia, Finland, and as far east as Turkestan. Eminent in his own country, he became one of the countless emigres to flee Russia in 1918, disappearing into relative obscurity in Norway, and later in England and France. Like imperial society, he too was a victim of the upheaval of the Revolution. Prokudin-Gorskii managed to bring out of Russia his collection of nearly 2000 glass-plate negatives. This book, produced with the cooperation of the Library of Congress, contains 120 of his finest color photographs -- including the only extant photo in color of Leo Tolstoy. Another 120 have been reproduced in sepia from black-and-white prints. Photographs for the Tsar is a landmark, destined to become a classic in its field."

Comments: (7)

Gaiauaco
I'd seen the photos online some time ago, but while my whole family was on Christmas vacation together, my father told us over lunch one day that he was enjoying the photos in this book, which was on the coffee table in my parents room at the B&B where we were staying. He said it was the kind of thing he'd like to have at home, but "It's probably out of print and impossible to find, and expensive if you can find it." I pulled out my phone and ordered it off Amazon on the spot. It IS out of print, but there were plenty of sellers listing it, for a perfectly reasonable price. He was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the mail two weeks later.
Xellerlu
Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii was a chemist and photographer commissioned by Tzar Nicholas II to photograph as much of the Russian Empre as possible in color. Prokudin-Gorskii used three color separations for his photos and as a result some pictures are astoundingly sharp and brilliantly colored, and some the colors are out of register slightly. That's irrelevant, because the photos are spectacular and show the Russian Empire from end to end on the eve of its collapse. The only thing even remotely like this collection is that of Albert Kahn.
Beautiful book with beautiful pictures and it allows the pictures to speak for themselves.
Ielonere
The pages just produced beautiful photos of the Russian landscape which is completely varried since it cuts across
2 continents. Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii is parellel to Rembrant in the photography world. His skills here
produce a work of art on every page. He captures the heart & soul of the people & the countryside. I have a hand-colored photo
from my younger days & the artist, if not the same Mr. Prokudin-Korskii, has copied him or was directed by him
to produce a perfect photograph using the same technique. A must for a series photographer. BRAVISSIMO!
Aedem
I printed some of these pictures at home which were available online and they looked better than the ones in this book! I don't know how the can sell a book with photos of such awful quality. It's not as if it was the best they could do. Shame on the publishers.
Doomwarden
I came across this book while browsing through a used book store, but I actually found it cheaper here on Amazon.

I was aware of Prokudin-Gorskii and the his collection of photographs in The Library of Congress archive. But it was nice to see some of them in print form in this book. Not all of the pictures from the collection are in this book, but a good number of them are.

I gave this book as a present to my parents. They liked it.
Nalmergas
A beautiful pictorial of a time in history. Very impressed with the photographers biography and life. The photographs should be seen by everyone to realize what life was like at that time. Will be one of my most treasured books.
Bloodhammer
This book is full of the most wonderful color and black and white photos of Russia at the time of the last Tsar. It is a treasure in my book collection. I recommend it highly.
The photos mean so much more when they are in color. I wish more history had been recorded in color.
Photographs for the Tsar: The Pioneering Color Photography of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II download epub
Photography & Video
Author: Robert H. Allshouse,Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
ISBN: 0803769962
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Language: English
Publisher: Dial Press; 1st edition (1980)
Pages: 216 pages