Istoriia russkogo iskusstva, tom 1. Iskusstvo Kievskoi Rusi IX – pervoi chetverti XII veka (History of Russian Art, vol. 1, The Art of Kievan Rus’ from the 9th c. through the First Quarter of the 12th c.). A. I. Komech.
Istoriia russkogo iskusstva, tom 1. Iskusstvo Kievskoi Rusi IX – pervoi chetverti XII veka (History of Russian Art, vol. 1, The Art of Kievan Rus’ from the 9th c. through the First Quarter of the 12th c.)

Istoriia russkogo iskusstva, tom 1. Iskusstvo Kievskoi Rusi IX – pervoi chetverti XII veka (History of Russian Art, vol. 1, The Art of Kievan Rus’ from the 9th c. through the First Quarter of the 12th c.)

Moscow: Severnyi palomnik, 2007. sewn cl. This is the first volume of a large-scale research project on the history of Russian art. It offers an exhaustive account of works of art and architecture which appeared in Rus’ after the adoption of Christianity in the late tenth century. The focus is on majestic cathedrals in three Russian towns: the cathedrals were centers of spiritual life and a new world outlook that inherited and developed the traditions of Byzantium. The most complex art of the period was found in the fresco and mosaic ensembles of Kiev, which are examined in detail; other masterworks are illuminated manuscripts and the monumental sculpture that formed an inseparable part of church decoration. A separate chapter deals with the role of ornament in painting. The illustrations included not only add to the text but also have a great value of their own. Most of the 635 illustrations have been executed specially for this edition. Contents: Introduction. I. Livshits. Prehistory of Russian Art; Pre-Christian antiquities based on archaeological sources. 4th and 5th centuries. V. Ia. Petrukhin. On the history of early Russian town building. 6th to the first half of the 11th century. M. A. Sagaidak (with V. V. Murashova and V. Ia. Petrukhin). The Art of Kievan Rus’. Late 10th to the mid 11th century; Architecture of the late 10th to the mid- 11th century. A. I. Komech. Painting of the late 10th to the mid 11th century. O. S. Popova, V. D. Sarabyanov. Ornament in painting during the second half of the 11th century – first quarter of the 12th century. M. A. Orlova. Architectural décor and monumental sculpture of Kievan Rus’. Late 10th – first quarter of the 12th century. E. I. Arkhipova. 664 p., 31 cm, 635 b-&-w and color illus., Rus. Item #450
ISBN: 9785944312495

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