Moscow: Sev Pal, 2012. sewn cl. Three main chapters deal with the different manifestations of artistic expression in the early Russian confederation centered around Kyiv: architecture, painting, and ornament of various kinds (e.g., manuscripts, metalwork, reliefs). The experience of recent decades broadened scholarly methods and led to the adoption of many-sided approaches, richer interpretations, more accurate dating and attribution of works of art and architecture. Also more refined is the placement of works in the overall context of the art of the region and of Europe more generally (one section, for example, deals with the influence of the Romanesque on early Russian churches). When the lack of documentation makes it difficult to resolve controversial points of view, the authors have not attempted to impose any one position but acknowledge that some questions remain open. Besides elucidating the subject itself the History thus conveys a sense of how research and scholarship in art history are developing today. 462 pp., 31 cm, 198 b-&-w illus. and line drawings, 316 color, Rus. Item #449
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