Our Book Is in the Research Library of the Russian Academy of Arts
We are pleased to share the news that “Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Century: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” has been added to the catalog of the Research Library of the Russian Academy of Arts. We take great pride in the fact that our book can now be found in highly esteemed libraries across Russia. It is exciting to see a significant part of Russian cultural history preserved in the hands of those who know its true value.
Our catalog Is in the Research Library of the Russian Academy of Arts
Our Russian icons catalog titled “Russian Icons from the Mid-17th to the Early 20th Century: The Collection of Oleg Kushnirskiy” was released by the publishing house “EKSMO” only a month ago, but it has already been added to various libraries across the country. Among them are N.I. Lobachevsky Scientific Library, the Novgorod Regional Universal Scientific Library, the Library of the Moscow Orthodox Theological Academy, the Scientific Library of the State Hermitage Museum, the Library of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, and the Scientific Library of the State Tretyakov Gallery. We are grateful for the support of the Research Library of the Russian Academy of Arts, which has also recently included our book in its collection. Thanks to the libraries across the country, the history of Russian religious art will be shared with a larger audience for years to come.
The Research Library of the Russian Academy of Arts was established in the 18th century in Saint Petersburg and became the second public library in Russia. The core collection of the library was built on donations from notable figures in the spheres of art, culture, and education. It currently has over half a million books and manuscripts on the theory and history of art listed in its catalog. The library holds an impressive number of editions published in the 15th – 18th centuries. It is considered an object of cultural patrimony and is valued not only for its collection of rare and old manuscripts but also for its beautiful architecture and antique reading rooms. It is a great honor to have our book included in the catalog of a library of such cultural and historical significance.
Our book represents a collection of antique icons, some of which date back as far as the mid-17th century. The selection includes religious icons created in different parts of Russia, offering a panoramic overview of various artistic traditions. All of the images featured in the book are followed by academic articles written by established scholars. This book will serve as a fabulous introduction to the world of icon painting, as it relays the history of this art form in an accessible and engaging way.