This is the first publication to bring together all the forms of abstract art in which Russian artists worked in the twentieth century. The book opens with the works of classical avant-garde now in the Russian Museum, home to the world's most representative collection of Russian avant-garde art. The second half of the twentieth century is also represented by works contributed by the Tretyakov Gallery, private collectors and modern Russian abstractionists. The books also include articles by leading experts on abstract art, a catalogue with accompanying commentaries and concise biographies of artists.
The Russian Museum is now planning supplementary publications on emigre abstract artists and works by Russian abstractionists in provincial museums.
The two-volume album was accompanied by a CD of late-twentieth-century avant-garde music from St Petersburg - Pieces of Music for White Dots - specially compiled by the 8th Moon Art association for the Russian Museum. The disc contains anonymous compositions by the leading representatives of the avant-garde music movement in St Petersburg in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, embracing virtually every aspect of this phenomenon, including classical avant-garde, free jazz, art of noise, ambient and industrial futurism.
111 pages with 48 colour illustrations and 5 photographs.
Format: 21 x 27 cm; English/Italian
279 pages with 167 colour illustrations and 51 photographs.
Format: 24.5 x 28 cm; German
126 pages with 47 colour and 18 black-and-white illustrations.
Format: 21.5 x 27 cm; Swedish
70 pages; 49 colour illustrations
144 pages with 102 colour and 4 black-and-white illustrations.
Format: 21 x 29.5 cm; German
71 pages with 58 colour illustrations.
Format: 20 x 24 cm; Russian
60 pages with 67 colour illustrations.
Format: 24 x 22 cm; Russian
208 pages with 127 colour and 15 black-and-white illustrations.
Format: 24.5 x 31 cm; English/German/Russian
The collection of masterpieces, chosen by the Russian Museum will allow you to make a first impression of the collection of the Russian Museum.
Russian Museum - one of the world's largest museums and is perhaps the only country where such a full treasure of national culture are presented.
Virtual tour of the museum complex. 2009 (Rus., Eng., Ger., Fin.)
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