Palekh: The State Museum of Palekh Art. Vitaly Kotov and Larisa Taktashova. A profusely illustrated reference book with photos of many gorgeous lacquer miniatures from the most famous Russian village of all. Features some of Palekh's best artists, including Kotukhin, Dydkin, Golikov, Kurkin, Khodov and more. Full color pictures of boxes, jewelry, mural painting, sketches for panels, works for stage and screen, book miniatures, drawing and porcelain. The vast panorama of Russian fantasy, folklore and fairy tales is fertile ground for this great tradition. Includes a beautiful collection of ancient icons from Palekh.
Printed on high-quality enamel paper. USSR (Moscow): Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo Publishers, 1981. 2nd edition. 320 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket in a protective clear Mylar book jacket cover. Book in very good condition with a bit of tanning at the page edges. All else like new.