Moscow: Interbook, 1995.Hardcover, illustrated, dust jacket.
159 pp., ills.
From the early workshops of the late seventeenth-century, which were employed by the church to adorn bible covers, to twentieth-century production of small boxes and jewelry, Russian enamel work made in Rostov has attained a distinctive style and high level of workmanship. This survey summarizes the development of the art in Russia from its first use for religious art; in the eighteenth and nineteenth enamelers did portrait miniatures, and in the twentieth folk motifs and ladscapes prevailed. Illustrations publish works from both private collections and museums.