“THE RUSSIAN STYLE”
Laurence King, London 1991
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"This ravishing, enlightening volume reclaims a whole tradition, much of which was eradicated by Communist repression or neglect and the Soviet push for industrial functionalism. Nikolai Roerich's mystical paintings of ancient Rus, Ivan Bilibin's faithful renderings of village life, sophisticated portraits, the flowering of church architecture and town planners' attempts to utilise what already existed instead of imposing a classical blueprint are illuminated with the aid of 300 illustrations (most in colour). Kirichenko, a Moscow art historian, is an entertaining as well as informative guide."
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