PHOTO ALBUM: Wood Folk Sculptures of the Russian North
Title: Wood Folk Sculptures of the Russian North
Author: by A. K. Chekalov (Author)
Cover: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Moscow, Iskusstvo (1974)
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The book is devoted to the little-studied phenomenon of national culture – folk wooden sculpture in a broader sense, starting with household thread (toys, utensils, home decoration) to the statuary plasticity. The author traces the history of Russian folk sculpture from ancient religious images and archaeological sites to works of modern times. The book deals with the genesis of forms and motifs in folk wood carving, history, crafts, great attention is paid to the identification of the specific qualities of the artistic language of this ancient kind of folk art. Contents: 1) The totems and idols. Background folk wooden sculptures, 2) history of craft thread 3) For the history of the craft in the XVIII-XIX centuries, 4) Art features northern wood skulptury.185 Fig. (Black-and-white and color) in separate inserts