A Pictorial Series of Treasures in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
These books, rich with beautiful illustrations, are accompanied by the text in English and Russian written by leading art historians in the former Soviet Union. The first seven of a projected series of fifteen volumes have been published and are available through the CJA.
by O. Vasilieva, B. Zaikovsky and A.
Kantsedikas (Moscow – Tel Aviv, 2003)
137 pages of text, 161 full-page color illustrations, 18 b/w ills.
This volume presents one of finest collections of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, which is held in the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg. This is the first time that the majority of manuscripts from this important collection has been photographically reproduced. The book also includes a history of the collection by Olga Vasilieva, a foreword by Baron David Ginzburg on his album "L'ornament hebreu," published in 1905, and a translation of an article, "On Jewish Art," by Vladimir Stasov first published in 1872.
by A. Kantsedikas and I. Sergeyeva
334 pages, 101 full-page illustrations
This volume acquaints the reader with the unique Jewish Artistic Heritage Album, which was prepared for publication by known Jewish writer, ethnographer and public figure Semyon (Shloyme) An-sky in 1918. The vicissitudes of the Russian Revolution prevented the publication from materializing and now, more than eighty years later, the reader has a chance to see the remarkable works of Jewish craftsmen and artists of past centuries collected in this album.
by Z. Yargina
368 pages, 212 illustrations, 23 in color
Out of print
by D. Goberman
322 pages, 206 illustrations, 23 in color
by A. Kantsedikas, Y. Volkovinskaya and T. Romanovskaya
382 pages, 202 illustrations, 130 in color
by G. Kasovsky
384 pages, 206 illustrations, 87 in color
by A. Kantsedikas
318 pages, 162 illustrations, 73 in color
The price for the complete set (six books) is $249.00