Moscow: Rudentsovy, 2005. sewn cl. The author studies the interior in a rich period of Russian art and design known as the Silver Age when such new artistic styles as Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and forms of early avant-garde arose. She introduces her monograph by looking at the interior and its furniture from several points of view: the structure that determines the space of a given interior; the floors, walls, and ceilings, molding and reliefs, built-in forms of lighting and heating in which the furniture finds its place. She then examines furniture of all styles current at the time and the ways in which it suited the interior as an additional architectural element, which was especially true for Art Nouveau. In the age of industrial design fine furniture became affordable by the middle class, making well-built, designed, and furnished interiors more widespread. Also distinct to the period was the broadening role of the artist-painter as designer of works of applied art including furniture. A lavishly produced volume expertly photographed and printed. 443 p., 29 cm, approx. 400 color and b/w illus., Rus. with detailed list of illustrations in ENGLISH. Item #1684
Mebel' v russkom inter'ere kontsa XIX – nachala XX vekov (Furniture in interiors of Russian homes, end of the 19th – early 20th c.), 590288702x.