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    DescriptionThe word "Siberia" brings to mind a series of extremes - vast, bleak, harsh, alluring, wild, and beautiful. Our imagined notion of this largely unknown territory is so strong that the name itself has become a metaphor for things remote or undesirable. The reality, however, is that Siberia surpasses any singular idea. Not only does it span numerous time zones and feature enormously varied geography, but its inhabitants range from nomads herding reindeer and shamans communing with spirits to scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories and urbanites proud of their boutiques, museums, and opera houses. Spanning more than 130 years, this collection of images by more than fifty Russian photographers conveys as never before Siberia's enormity and diversity while bringing the region into concrete, human focus. It draws from the collections of Russian museums as well as the archives of established and emerging photographers. Leah Bendavid-Val's compelling commentary tells the stories behind the pictures and places them in historical and artistic context, quoting observations and memories of Siberia by explorers, settlers, and literary giants from Dostoevsky to Chekhov. As attested by the ever-growing number of books, news reports, and travelers to the region, Siberia is an enduring subject of fascination to many. This beautiful volume is at once a groundbreaking photographic event and a sublime introduction to one of earth's most intriguing places.


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    Title
    Siberia
    Subtitle
    In the Eyes of Russian Photographers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leah Bendavid-Val
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 238 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783791347608
    ISBN 10: 3791347608
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ, 3JH
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    BIC subject category V2: AJCR
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCS
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
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    DC23: 779.995708
    LC classification: DK753.2 .B46 2013
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    Thema V1.0: AJF
    Illustrations note
    176
    Publisher
    PRESTEL
    Imprint name
    PRESTEL
    Publication date
    09 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Munich
    Author Information
    Leah Bendavid-Val has worked with Russian photography for more than two decades. She is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Kennan Institute), Washington DC. The former director of photography publishing for National Geographic Books, she is the author of National Geographic: The Photographs; the coauthor and editor of the best-selling National Geographic Image Collection; and the author most recently of Song without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy.
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    Filled with unforgettable images of Siberia's people and landscape, this fascinating, panoramic book reflects its subject's rich and complex culture. Spanning some 130 years, this collection of images by more than 50 Russian photographers conveys as never before Siberia's enormity and diversity while bringing the region into concrete, human focus. It draws from rarely visited collections in Russian museums as well as the work of established and emerging photographers. This beautiful volume is at once a groundbreaking photographic event and a sublime introduction to one of Earth's most intriguing places.