Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

In Group Exhibition in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—12/2012

Images by Russian chemist and early pioneer of color photography, Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944), are on display in a group photo show themed on color. Taken for the series Russian Empire, 1909–1915, commissioned by Czar Nicholas II, his photos document the vast empire with the unprecedented technique he had developed—a method in which he used color-sensitive glass plates—decades before the widespread availability of color film. His color images were not only meant to document the diverse citizens, ethnicities, settlements, folklore, and landscapes of a vast empire, but to create nothing less than a common identity for its populace. The show runs until December 15th at Upon Paper Space.

Gestalten recently published over 250 of these early masterpieces of color photography, which have been laboriously restored by the Library of Congress, in the 320-paged monograph Nostalgia. The book is available in English and in German language, both featuring a beautiful linen hardcover, and was awarded gold at the German Photobook Awards 2013. A selection of images from the Nostalgia book are available as fine art prints. Purchase here.

Nostalgia

The Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II
Posted by Gestalten—04/2014
The Russia of Czar Nicholas II in laboriously restored historical color photographs by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
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Nostalgia

Exhibition Poster
Posted by Gestalten—10/2012
An Exhibition with photographs by Sergei Mikhalovich Prokudin-Gorskii.
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Russia - "Peasant Girls" (1909)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Turkestan - "Emir of Bukhara in Bukhara" (1911)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Russia - "Field of Poppies. (near Putivl)" (between 1904 and 1905)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Russia - "Site of the Source of the Western Dvina near the Village of Kariakino Three Versts from Lake Peno in Tver Province, Ostashkov District. Volga River Region" (1910)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Russia - "At Harvest Time. (Russian Empire)" (1909)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Russia - "Venerable Sergei Radonezhskii's Cross with which he Blessed the Venerable Irinarkh at the Founding of the Monastery. Borisoglebsk" (1911)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Russia - "Source of the Volga River at the Village of Volgoverkhove. (Suna River)" (1910)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Russia - "Study near the Por-Porog Waterfall. (Suna River)" (1910)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Siberia - "Vetluga Settlement. Tesma River. Near Zlatust" (1910)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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S.M. Prokudin-Gorskii

Siberia - "Mountain Ash, Ural Mountains" (1910)
Posted by Gestalten—01/2013
Color Photographs that Capture the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II in Unparalleled Vividness
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"Food is all about stories."

An interview about restaurant branding with Mexican creative studio Anagrama.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

12 Very Special Interior Design Items

A selection of our favorite pieces from designers we have featured or discovered in our recent books.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

The Monocle Guide to Good Business (Extended Version)

Our new Monocle book is an ultimate reference for doing a job you love. The book is available now!
Posted by Angie—08/2014

"Of course type is important! One can't prove it, that's all."

A typography layman interviews Erik Spiekermann.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

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