Moscow: Treasures and Traditions (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service). W. Bruce Lincoln, Olga Gordeeva, John Bowlt, et al. The richness of Moscow's artistic legacy and the effects of various political, social and religious changes on the city's creative climate over the past 500 years are recorded here in 12 essays by primarily Russian curators and academics. Topics include the capital's cultural heritage from the 1300s, the influence of European and Oriental styles on the traditional clothing of Moscow, Russian art from 1910 onward, painting, metalwork, jewelry, porcelain and armor. The book offers the general reader an idea of the scope of the arts in Russia's greatest city. 281 pages, softcover printed on heavyweight paper (almost 3 lbs). Over 180 brilliant color photographs and lavish illustrations. A real gem of a book!