Russian Art Nouveau, Elena A. Borisova & Grigory Sternin, Rizzoli, 1988, HC, Near Fine

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Borisova, Elena A. & Grigory Sternin . New York. Rizzoli. 1988.
English, US Edition, Near Fine, HC, Folio, 9 ¾” x 13,” 400 pp.
ISBN: 0847809943

Black woven cloth over boards, debossed title to front, gilt stamped titling to spine, black endpapers and pastedowns, in publisher’s gray dust jacket with full-color photograph to front, white text to front, spine, and inside gate flaps. Mild edgewear, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket now protected in a paper-backed Mylar Sleeve. Mild edgewear, mild bumping to head and tail of spine, mild shelfwear to Mylar Sleeve, otherwise excellent. 400 pp. Replete with full-color and black-and-white images. Borisova and Sternin look at the development of Art Nouveau specifically in Russia, including influences from the West and any socio-historical context. The authors showcase churches, ironwork, town houses, jewelry, graphic arts, and other architecture (from the Contents). From the dust jacket: “This is the first book in the West to devote itself exclusively to the Art Nouveau style as it developed in Russia at the turn of the century…Russian Art Nouveau…had a definite and specific Russian character which reflected the atmosphere of a critical period in the country’s history.”