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Venelin, Y. The work of historian and publicist Yuriy Ivanovich Venelin Critical Study on the History of Bulgarians , 1849, covers the period from the Bulgarians arrival on the Thracian Peninsula up till 968, when Bulgaria was conquered by the Grand Duke of Russia, Sviatoslav. Venelin s work was not re-published in either the pre-revolutionary period, or the Soviet Russia period. Yuriy Ivanovich Venelin (real name Georgiy Hutsa, 1802-1839) was the first Russian slavist, the first researcher of the history of the Bulgarian people, philologist and historian, and an active member of the Society of Russian History and Antiquities. His effort and scientific works helped to establish slavic departments in Russian universities in 1834. Yuriy Ivanovich was born in Subcarpathian Ruthenia (today is Zakarpattia) in the family of a Rusyn Orthodox priest named Hutsa. In 1822 he entered Lviv University under the Russian name Venelin to study history. His interest in Russian and Slavic History brought him to Russia. Since 1825 Venelin lived in Moscow, and would often earn his living by private tutoring. What is more, he taught Konstantin and Ivan Aksakov, future ideologists of Slavophilism. Venelin was seen at the historian s M.P. Pogodin, and was in touch with A. S. Khomyakov and I. I. Sreznevsky. His works were published in periodicals. Studying history of the Slavic tribes, the scientist came to the conclusion that the Slavs inhabited Europe as long as the Greeks or the Romans, which was absolutely new knowledge caused, as a number of people thought, by his"enthusiastic Slavophilism". Studying the origin of the Bulgarians, Venelin proved their belonging to the Slavic-Russian tribe, and not to the Tatar, as it was believed by many scientists at the time. In 1830, through S. T. Aksakov help, a young polyglot scientist was envoyed to Bulgaria for one year by the Academy of Sciences. Venelin conducted a full research there and collected valuable philological, linguistic, folklore, historical, ethnographic and other data that brought light to a better understanding of Slavic Bulgarian people and their culture. Once he returned back to Moscow, Yuriy Ivanovich started to process and examine all the collected materials and, based on that, to write articles and books. Bulgarian national renaissance activists called Venelin as their predecessor. In recent years, Russia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Zakarpattia Oblast in Ukraine have focused on building up interest in the heritage of Venelin.
Petin, S. Superb illustrated edition in fine morocco binding, richly decorated with gold. Over the past decades of the Romanov dynasty, their personal security was ensured by a special guard unit - His Imperial Majesty's Own Convoy or Tsar's Convoy. It is interesting that, in addition to the Cossacks from the Terek and Kuban Cossack troops, it included Old Believers, Caucasian Highlanders, Azerbaijanis (a Muslim team), Georgians, Crimean Tatars and other peoples of the Russian Empire. The book, written by C. Petin, describes the bright pages of the history of the convoy, starting with the the Patriotic War of 1812. 128 pages.
Gan, Aleksei A famous work by Aleksei Gan (1887 or 1893 1942) - Russian theorist and designer. In 1918-20 he was the head of the section of mass performances and spectacles of the theatrical department of Narkompros, and he made a radical proposal for the entire population of Moscow to enact the May Day spectacle The Communist City of the Future (1920). This mass action activity presaged the anti-aesthetic stance that was to characterize Gan s approach. Through his co-founding with Varvara Stepanova and Aleksandr Rodchenko of the First Working Group of Constructivists (1921 4), and his publication of Constructivist principles in his book Konstruktivizm (1922), Gan played a leading role in the development of the Constructivist aesthetic. In his interpretation of Constructivism, which he saw as the creative counterpart to the socio-political tasks of the Revolution, Gan called for creative activity to be politicised to the maximum and for its artistic component to be minimised. His slogans included we declare uncompromising war on art and death to art , which he attempted to encapsulate in his designs for portable book kiosks, folding street stalls, exhibition posters and clothing, where the objects were reduced to the most simple and functional forms. It was this extreme approach that led to a split with fellow Constructivists Rodchenko and Stepanova in 1923 and his setting up of what he considered the true group of Constructivists, comprised of students at Vkhutemas. This group consisted of several production cells: the equipment for everyday life, children s books, specialized work clothes and typography, as well as cells concerned with material structures, mass action, and cinema and photography (Kino-Fot). The group exhibited their work at the First Discussional Exhibition of the Union of Active Revolutionary Art (Moscow, May 1924). Gan also published and edited the journal Kino-Fot (1922 3), in which he advanced his idea of the replacement of painting by photography and promoted the cinema as a medium unconnected with tradition and capable of the objective recording of successful changes in Soviet life. He developed these theories in Da zdravstvuyet demonstratsiya byta (1923) and in his articles for Sovremennaya arkhitektura (1926 30), the journal of OSA, for which he was artistic editor. He was also a founding member of October (1928 32), a union of artists, designers and architects, which primarily advocated Constructivist ideals as the most suitable for the advancement of the material culture of Soviet society.
Romanovich - Slavatinsky The system of Russian state law in its historical and dogmatic development in comparison with the state law of Western Europe , succession to the throne, coronation, property law of emperors, etc. Alexander Vasilievich Romanovich-Slavatinsky (1832-1910) - lawyer, professor at the University of St. Vladimir in Kiev. In 1871-1872 He published a lecture course A Handbook for the Study of Russian State Law by the Historical and Dogmatic Method, which was not completed: in two issues only basic laws and the organization of state institutions and ministries are presented. In 1886 a revision of this course appeared on a broader plan, presented here. This time, the publication ceased with the release of the first part, which sanctifies the birth and development of the main state laws related to the supreme power (royal and imperial): succession, inheritance systems, history of the title and coat of arms, oath of citizenship, foundation of privileges, family and property relations, etc. Scuffs, tears and cracks in the spine, underlining with a pencil in the text.
Gevirts Y. G. Classic work with 154 drawings in the text by the Russian and Soviet architect Yakov Germanovich Gevirts(1879-1942). He graduated from the Academy of Arts. Gevirts designed the House of Ablution and Burial Service for the Deceased and the Service Building in the Jewish cemetery, the building of the M.A. Ginsburg Jewish Almshouse, a number of rent houses, and the synagogue in Kharkov. He was the Secretary of the Architects and Painters Society. Under Soviet rule, he was a professor and dean of the Architecture Faculty of the Academy of Arts.
Gusarova, Alla Lovely illustrated edition on Mir Iskusstva , which was a society, exhibiting organization and a magazine, founded in St Petersburg in 1898. It brought together artists chiefly, but also poets and musicians; prominent members were Benois, Diaghilev and Bakst. They were in revolt against the 'provincial nationalism' of the Wanderers and in contrast declared for 'art for Art's sake' and close ties with Western European ideas.
Perviy tsikl leksii chitannykh na kratkosrochnykh kursah dlya uchiteley risovaniya/ First cycle of lectures given for short courses for teachers of drawing.Nikolai Punin and Kazimir Malevich Nikolai Punin (1888-1953) was one of the most articulate Soviet art critics who strongly advocated Constructivism. After the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Punin edited such important publications as Iskusstvo Kommuny and Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo. Writing for major Russian periodicals, Punin also joined the Petrograd Visual Arts Department (IZO) of the People's Commissariat of Enlightenment (Narkompros) in 1917. In this series of lectures, delivered in 1919, he condemned the "decadent" art of the past. From the mid-1920s, Punin had an affair with the famous Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. He was repeatedly investigated and arrested by the Soviet secret police; finally after World War II, in 1949, he was arrested and sent to Siberia, where he died at Vorkuta in 1953. The front and back cover of the book feature Suprematist designs by the Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich; they exemplify his experiments in non-objective art.