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The Resource A Russian paints America : the travels of Pavel P. Svinʹin, 1811-1813, Pavel P. Svinʹin ; Marina Swoboda & William Benton Whisenhunt ; with an introduction by Christopher Ely

A Russian paints America : the travels of Pavel P. Svinʹin, 1811-1813, Pavel P. Svinʹin ; Marina Swoboda & William Benton Whisenhunt ; with an introduction by Christopher Ely

Label
A Russian paints America : the travels of Pavel P. Svinʹin, 1811-1813
Title
A Russian paints America
Title remainder
the travels of Pavel P. Svinʹin, 1811-1813
Statement of responsibility
Pavel P. Svinʹin ; Marina Swoboda & William Benton Whisenhunt ; with an introduction by Christopher Ely
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
"Pavel Petrovich Svin'in (1787/88-1839) was a painter, diplomat, and journalist who spent two years as part of the first Russian diplomatic mission to the United States. Soon after returning to Russia, Svin'in published a travel narrative of his experiences." "A Russian Paints America presents the first complete English translation of Svin'in's fascinating memoir. Thirty-one original watercolours complement his provocative views on topics such as slavery, religion, politics, and the fine arts. Introductory essays by Marina Swoboda and William Whisenhunt examine Russian-American relations, consider Svin'in's life and particular role in Russian history, and set his work in the context of the genre of picturesque travel - Svin'in clearly did not set out to produce a scholarly account of the United States but a work of literature, at a time when Russian literary language was in its earliest stages of development." "A Russian Paints America provides a compelling picture of the political and cultural environment in Russia and America in the early nineteenth century."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1788-1839
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Svinʹin, Pavel Petrovich
Dewey number
917.30451
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
LC call number
E165
LC item number
.R87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Swoboda, Marina
  • Whisenhunt, William Benton
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Svinʹin, Pavel Petrovich
  • Svinʹin, Pavel Petrovich
  • United States
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Watercolor painting, Russian
  • Svinʹin, Pavel Petrovich
  • Svinʹin, Pavel P
  • TRAVEL
  • ART
  • Travel
  • Watercolor painting, Russian
  • Canada
  • United States
  • USA
Label
A Russian paints America : the travels of Pavel P. Svinʹin, 1811-1813, Pavel P. Svinʹin ; Marina Swoboda & William Benton Whisenhunt ; with an introduction by Christopher Ely
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-206) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings of Russian-American diplomatic relations / William Benton Whisenhunt -- A biography of Pavel Petrovich Svinʹin, 1787-1839 / William Benton Whisenhunt -- Travel in North America and the genre of the picturesque journey / Marina Swoboda -- A picturesque voyage through North America / Pavel P. Svinʹin ; translated by Marina Swoboda -- Appendix. Observations of a Russian in America : a look at the free visual arts in the United States of America / Pavel P. Svinʹin ; translated by Marina Swoboda -- Additional watercolours of North America / by Pavel P. Svinʹin
Control code
651982393
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 220 pages, [4] leaves of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773575066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6sf03
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)651982393
Label
A Russian paints America : the travels of Pavel P. Svinʹin, 1811-1813, Pavel P. Svinʹin ; Marina Swoboda & William Benton Whisenhunt ; with an introduction by Christopher Ely
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-206) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings of Russian-American diplomatic relations / William Benton Whisenhunt -- A biography of Pavel Petrovich Svinʹin, 1787-1839 / William Benton Whisenhunt -- Travel in North America and the genre of the picturesque journey / Marina Swoboda -- A picturesque voyage through North America / Pavel P. Svinʹin ; translated by Marina Swoboda -- Appendix. Observations of a Russian in America : a look at the free visual arts in the United States of America / Pavel P. Svinʹin ; translated by Marina Swoboda -- Additional watercolours of North America / by Pavel P. Svinʹin
Control code
651982393
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 220 pages, [4] leaves of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773575066
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6sf03
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)651982393

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