Russian Lacquer, Legends & Fairy Tales (Vol. 1 & 2)

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Dust jacket notes: 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.