Washington DC: SITES/University of Washington Press, 1990. First Edition. Quarto (30cm); red cloth in color pictorial dustwrapper; 281pp. Like New copy, still sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap; shrinkwrap is split along spine, with pinhole dent to dustwrapper in exposed section; small bumps to rear board.
A lush showcase of Moscow's enduring artistic legacy (including arms/armor, religious icons, paintings, metalwork, and textiles), featuring over 180 color photographs and twelve essays from leading Soviet and American scholars. This book accompanied an art exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the USSR Ministry of Culture. Just in time for glasnost, the exhibition ran at the Seattle Art Museum/Goodwill Arts Festival from June to September 1990, before moving to the Smithsonian Institution and running from October 1990 to February 1991.