Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation's Cultural Heritage

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Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation's Cultural Heritage

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A celebration of Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage bringing to light the country’s most important works of art and architectural monuments from prehistory to the present.

Treasures of Ukraine chronicles the arts and heritage of Ukraine at a time when the country’s people, culture, landmarks, and artworks are facing destruction and devastation. Created in partnership with a group of renowned artists, curators, and critics, this record of architectural monuments and artworks reaches from prehistory to the present day.

Organized chronologically across eight chapters, Treasures of Ukraine contains more than 220 color images that showcase everything from Scythian gold, Byzantine icons, and wooden churches to gold-domed cathedrals, avant-garde masterpieces, and political art after the Orange Revolution, while accompanying texts reveal the history and significance behind the pieces. Examples of vernacular art weave Ukraine’s dynamic and inextinguishable folk narrative through the book, providing visual texture as well as a sense of the nation’s living history.

This is a compelling account of Ukraine’s history, told through the prism of a carefully curated selection of key monuments, architectural landmarks, and works of art. All proceeds will go to PEN Ukraine, to help Ukrainian authors in need. 

Andrey Kurkov is Ukraine’s most acclaimed living novelist and public commentator.

Andriy Puchkov is a specialist in Ukrainian architecture and author of more than two dozen monographs.

Christian Raffensperger is professor of history and department chair at Wittenberg University.

Diana Klochko is a prominent art historian and author of 65 Masterpieces of Ukrainian Art.

Maksym Yaremenko is a Professor at the Department of History at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Alisa Lozhkina is a leading art historian, critic, and curator. She was the editor in chief of the major Ukrainian art magazine Art Ukraine and served as a deputy director and chief curator of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, the largest museum and exhibition complex in Ukraine. Lozhkina has curated numerous art projects in Ukrainian and international museums and art centers, and published several books. She has contributed to numerous publications including Texte zur Kunst, The Art Newspaper, ARTnews, Etudes Sur L'Histoire de l'Art, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is also an artist.

Myroslava M. Mudrak is Professor Emeritus of Art History at the Ohio State University and a member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.

Oleksandr Soloviev is a leading art critic and an expert in Ukrainian contemporary art.

Victoria Burlaka specializes in contemporary art.

ISBN: 9780500026038

ISBN-10: 9780500026038

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Publication Date: 12/06/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 12/06/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English


History / Social History

History / Europe / Eastern