Hardback 301pp Illustrated 296x235mm
9781851497225   Product Code: 21956
This magnificent volume surveys the diversity and exceptional quality of the decorative arts produced in Imperial Russia between the 17th century and 1917. In chapters on materials ranging from precious metals to wood and on topics such as jewellery and Faberge, the book explains the techniques, the specifically Russian characteristics and principal makers of each genre; and it presents over 300 very fine examples, all shown in colour photographs. The volume includes a glossary and extensive bibliography.