10th - 16th Centuries
Hardback 336pp Illustrated 330x250mm
9781908126023   Product Code: 16677
Following the arrival of Christianity in the 10th century, the art of manuscript illumination flourished in Kievan Rus; at first continuing Byzantine traditions of ornamentation, but later evolving into genuinely Russian creations. Based on the original publication History of Russian Ornamental Design in Ancient Manuscripts (Moscow, 1870), this source book presents hundreds of richly coloured decorative details, followed by design templates for tracing or scanning. An introduction gives a brief history of Russian ornament.