The works of Russian painters, draftsmen, sculptors, designers, and architects constitute a rich branch of world art. Bronze Horseman imports monographs, albums, catalogues, and reference books that unfold the history of Russian art and architecture from its wellsprings in tenth-century Kiev to its latest forms in twenty-first-century Russia.
In their icon-painting Russian artists created some of the most celebrated works of religious art and in the early twentieth century they often led the way to the boldest and most enduring achievements of the European avant-garde. Between these peaks one can discern many other contributions to world art made in different periods and genres from the architects of the Moscow Kremlin to the portraitists of the late nineteenth century.
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). Bronze Horseman also works with provincial museums, small presses, and galleries to offer original publications seldom available outside Russia.