Treasures of Ukraine : A Nation's Cultural HeritageRegular price $33.00
'This book tells Ukraine’s broader history through a survey of its art. The entire survey is engaging and enlightening' - New York Journal of Books
A celebration of Ukraine's rich cultural heritage, drawing on over 100 of the country's most important works of art and architectural monuments from prehistory to the present
Showcasing more than one hundred objects and buildings - from Byzantine icons and wooden churches to gold-domed cathedrals, folk art, and avant-garde masterpieces - Treasures of Ukraine chronicles the rich arts and heritage of a country currently facing destruction and devastation. The significance of the pieces is explained by renowned artists, curators, and critics, revealing the nation's complex history and its impact on the present.
From the development of ancient cultures like Trypillia and Scythia to early states such as Kyivan Rus and the Cossack Hetmanate, to the dawn of Modernism and the striking contemporary paintings and political artworks being produced today, Treasures of Ukraine reminds us that art and monuments represent powerful sources of collective memory and identity. All proceeds will be donated to PEN Ukraine, to help Ukrainian authors in need and support museums in Ukraine.
One of the Spectator's art books of the year, 2022.
- Author: Andrey Kurkov
- Hardcover: 256 pages | 267 illustrations
- Date published: October 2022
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9780500026038
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 17.9 cm