Nicholas & Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Tsarist Russia. This ambitious and comprehensive book was published to accompany a landmark exhibition - "Nicholas and Alexandra: The Last Imperial Family of Russia" - held in Wilmington, Delaware in 1998. It documents, in mostly color photos, the largest collection of Russian Imperial family treasures ever to leave Russia - almost 700 items. The full-color illustrations and reproductions show you Russia's last Imperial family as you've never seen them before. It's all here: the jeweled Faberge eggs, family photographs, jewelry, Russian Orthodox icons, love letters, coronation paintings, satin ball gowns, soldiers' uniforms, crowns, and other treasures. More than 100 curators, historians, and art historians drew on a wealth of previously unpublished material, revealing art, costumes, photographs, and private and state documents, and Nicholas and Alexandra's own personal correspondence and diaries. This book is a revelation of their luxurious lives and world and loving family life with five children, as well as the tragedy of their last years. Included is a family genealogy, and a tour of the palace rooms. 400 pages, oversize heavy softcover published by Harry N. Abrams (the Rolls-Royce of art books) in 1998. By Sergei Mironenko, Galina Komelova, George Vilinbakhov, and Alia Barkovets. Introduction by Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the State Hermitage Museum.
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