St. Petersburg: Herm, 2006. Sewn pb. The exhibition catalogue publishes furniture, lamps, vases, porcelain statues, jewelry, stained glass, and other works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century from the decorative and applied arts collections of the Hermitage, to whose long-time curator, N. Iu. Biriukova, the book is dedicated. Especially illuminating is the way the authors juxtapose works of art with design drawings and archival photos of interiors in which they were originally situated. 160 pp., 8 ½ x 11 ins., 37 b-&-w illus., 150 color, sewn pb., Rus. with summaries of all chapters in ENGLISH. Item #2507
Chapter titles: History of the Hermitage’s Art Nouveau Collection; Applied Arts of the Art Nouveau Period in Russia; Russian Art Nouveau Furniture; European Art Nouveau Glass; Fabergé and Art Nouveau; Oriental Influence on French Art; The Sculptor Christian Thomsen; Art Nouveau Electric Luminaires; The Dance with Scarves [Desk Decoration] in the Hermitage; Imperial Purchase of French Art Nouveau from the Maison Keller; Portable Heaters in the Hermitage.