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Album de arta in limba franceza publicat in anul 1960 de catre editura de lux Fernand Hazan, Paris. Albumul cuprinde atat 12 planse cu reproduceri dupa Andrey Lanskoy cat si o descriere a operei artistului.

Andrey Lanskoy s-a nascut in anul 1905 la Moscova. Periplul vietii tumultoase a inceputului de secol XX il conduce dupa razboiul civil, fiind ranit, catre Constantinopole iar in 1921 se indreapta catre Paris. Arta sa este vizibil influentata in special de Van Gogh,

Dupa 1940 picteaza numai arta abstracta iar in 1944 expune la Galeria Jeanne Bucher d in Paris. In 1962 incepe sa lucreze la un proiect amplu constand in ilustrarea operei lui Gogol, Jurnalul unui nebun. Isi incheie calatoria in anul 1976 la Paris.

Traditional russian carved and painted woodwork

Traditional russian carved and painted woodwork este un album de arta bogat ilustrat, publicat in anul 1981 intr-un tiraj de 20.000 exemplare de catre Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo Publishers Moscova. Albumul cuprinde imagini din colectia Muzeului de Stat de istorie si arta din regiunea Zagorsk.
Lucrarea a fost tradusa din limba rusa in limba engleza de catre Nadezhda Burova in colaborare cu Ernest Conell. 
Colectia cuprinde exponate de interes atat artistic cat si academic si a fost inceputa in anii '30. In 1941 colectia Muzeului de Arte Populare si Mestesuguri a fost mutata in Muzeul de Istorie si Arta Zagorsk.

Ricordo di Pompei 32 vedute

Albumul interbelic de arta fotografica Ricordo Di Pompei 32 vedute cuprinde precum spune si titlul 32 de imagini sepia din Pompei.  Fiecare imagine are pe verso, pe langa denumire,  o descriere in patru limbi, italiana, franceza, engleza si germana.
Coperta rosie elegant decorata este cartonata. Dimensiunea cartilor postale este de 160 mmx 110 mm. La sfarsitul albumului exista o harta a orasului disparut. Se pare ca albumul era folosit ca si ghid pentru turistii care vizitau situl arheologic.
Interwar photography album Ricordo Di Pompei 32 Vedute includes, as the title says 32 sepia images of Pompeii.

Each image has on the back, besides the name, a description in four languages​​, Italian, French, English and German.

Red hard cover is elegantly decorated. Postcards size is 160 mmx 110 mm. At the end of the album there is a map of the  disappeared city. It seems that the album was used as a guide for touris…

Ancient musical instruments of Western Asia

Ancient musical instruments of Western Asia in the British Museum by Joan Rimmer is an art album published in 1969 by the Trustees of the British Museum. The album was printed in Great Britain by Hazel Watson & Viney Ltd. Aylesbury, Bucks.
The cover represents The silver Lyre from Ur reconstructed and the list of plates contains 25 black and white images and a list of 12 figures in the text.
It also contains a foreword written by R.D. Barnett, Keeper, Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities.
It is today more clearly seen than ever before that from very earliest times the Near East, straddling the crossroads of three continents, Asia, Europe and Africa, played a vital part in developing the arts, crafts and sciences of the civilized world of today.

Iranian miniatures from the art collections of the soviet museums

This album containing 16 images was published in 1980 in 25000 pieces by Aurora Art Publishers from Leningrad. The Museum of Oriental Art established in Moscow in 1918 by the order of the Soviet government contains many paintings, sculptures, works of decorative and applied art and jewelry created by Asian and African people since antiquity to the present.
Sadik-bek Afshar, Isfahan style, Groom with a horse, 17th Century School of Riza-i-Abbasi, Isfahan style, Lovers, 17th Century School of Riza-i-Abbasi, Isfahan style, Young man with a pitcher, 17th century Shafi-i-Abbasi, Isfahan style, Sleeping dervish, 1631-1632 Haji Muhammad Muzzawir, Isfahan style, Portrait of Imam Quli Khan, 1642 Iran, Isfahan style, Portrait of a man with turban, late 17th Century Iran, Isfahan style, Mounted Young man with a servant, 17th Century Iran, Herat style, Shirin on her way to Farhad, 1491 Iran, Herat style, Bahram Gur with the Indian Queen in the Black Tower, 1491 Iran, Shiraz style, Mil…

Studii şi cercetări de Istoria Artei

Lucrare publicată sub egida Academiei Republicii Populare Române, secţia Institutul de Istoria Artei şi editată la Editura Republicii Populare Române. Cuvântul introductiv de la inceputul numarului 1-2 din anul 1954 este semnat de academician George Oprescu.  "Studiile de Istoria Artei in ţara noastră nu s-au făcut in trecut pe baze ştiinţifice. Ceea ce se scria in acest domeniu- monografii de artişti sau chiar lucrări mai vaste privind epoci intregi din evoluţia artei româneşti- avea un caracter individualist, pornea din preferinţa autorului pentru un gen sau altul, pentru o personalitate sau alta, consta dintr-o inlănţuire de impresii şi de aprecieri, ori din inşirări de fapte, fără legături cu fenomenele vieţii noastre politice şi sociale[...]
Odată cu reorganizarea Academiei a luat deci fiinţă şi Institutul de Istoria Artei, mai intâi ca instituţie tutelară şi finanţată de Academie, ca Institut de Istoria Artelor Plastice, cu trei secţiuni, apoi in iunie 1951, ca institut au…

History of Art(2)- Folk Art in Rumania

In our culture,the forms of social life lived by the Rumanian people along history, are clearly reflected by the way in wich dwelling-houses and worship places are located and built. Romanian villages comprising peasants households, with- mostly in Transylvania- a wooden church towering above each of them and standing high upon a hillock, constitute a most interesting rural settlement. The various occupations of the inhabitants led to the establishment of several types of villages situated amid the varied scenery of our country.
The abundance of timber available in the Carpathian regions and in the forests of the North-Danubian plains have offered splendid building material. Necessity and experience enhanced the skill and understanding of deft popular handicraftsmen who built both the dwellings with their outhouses and the churches wich, despite their characteristic features, have several traits in common with the buildings in several neighbouring countries(U.S.S.R., Poland, Czechoslo…

History of Art(1)- Russian Popular Creation

This art album acquaints the reader with a small part of Russian popular creations. The Russian forests, stretching along great expanses of the country, have served man since ancient times: they have given him shelter and food, defended him from enemies; everything necessary was made of wood. Being so closely affiliated with the forest, man has learned to make artistic things of wood with great skill.
Beautiful specimens of architectural craftmanship have been well preserved in the North of Russia. Among forests and ravines, on hills and highlands, on the banks of rivers and lakes stand wooden churches. Some of them- quite small ones - are village chapels; only a tiny dome distingueshes them from an ordinary "izba" (a peasant's cottage). Others, like fantastic giants, tower above the trees and their slender, graceful silhouettes stand out against the luminous sky.
Russian wooden resurrected at present by the careful hands of restorers, has opened up for us a page in the…