Russian Lacquer, Legends and Fairy Tales, Volume 2

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Siamese Imports Company, 1981 - Fairy tales - 80 pages
The first work published in the United States on an important twentieth century art form - Russian Lacquer Miniature Painting. Written by Lucy Maxym, an authority on Russian Lacquer, the book contains a comprehensive discussion of the techniques of the art as well as a history of the four villages where the artists live and work. Nineteen Russian legends and fairy tales, which are the inspiration for a majority of the paintings on the lacquer boxes and panels are illustrated with over one hundred exquisite full-color plates.

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In her second book devoted to the gorgeous art of Russian miniature lacquer painting, Lucy Maxym dispenses with any discussion of the artistic process itself (briefly covered in her introduction to ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

This gorgeous book provides a brief introduction to the art of Russian lacquer miniature painting, most frequently seen on the beautiful little boxes sometimes sold at museum stores here in the United ... Read full review


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