World Art

Russian Art

Applied Arts

The sources of books imported by Bronze Horseman are such renowned collections of world art as the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, and the palace museums of Petergof, Tsarskoe Selo, and Pavlovsk. The collections of Western European art, Ancient art, Islamic art, and Asian art at these museums are comparable to those of the greatest Western European and American museums. In the post-Soviet period book production possibilities throughout Europe opened up to Russian publishers and museums, which raised production standards at Russian presses with the result that current and recent books publish high-quality illustrations of many works from Russian collections for the first time.

Bronze Horseman specializes in the exhibition and collection catalogues of these museums. The Hermitage, for example, recently began publishing its complete collection catalogues for the first time in fifty years. In some areas its collections are preeminent; cataloguing the works with revised attributions, dating, provenance, bibliography and high-quality illustrations is an event in museology. Bronze Horseman also carries the publications of less well-known museums whose collections are significant but often inaccessible.

Bronze Horseman brings to libraries, scholars, and collectors in the West current books on Russian visual culture that publish new research, rarely seen works, and exhibitions generating fresh interpretations.  Among sources of books are the two largest collections of Russian art in the world, the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg) and the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), and relatively new museums such as Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Rosphoto.