Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage (Hardback)
  • Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage (Hardback)
  • Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage (Hardback)
  • Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage (Hardback)
  • Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage (Hardback)
  • Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage (Hardback)
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Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage (Hardback)

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Published: 18/10/2022
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Placing the wonders of Ukrainian art and architecture front and centre, this sumptuous volume contains stunning images of everything from ancient artefacts to contemporary paintings and shines a light on the multitude of different cultures that have informed Ukrainian history.

A celebration of Ukraine's rich cultural heritage, drawing on over 100 of the country's most important works of art and architectural monuments from prehistory to the present.

Treasures of Ukraine chronicles the arts and heritage of Ukraine at a time when the country's people, culture, landmarks and artworks are facing destruction and devastation. Created in partnership with a group of renowned artists, curators and critics, this record of architectural monuments and artworks reaches from pre-history to the present day. It charts the development of ancient cultures from Trypillia and Scythia to early states such as Kyivan Rus and the Cossack Hetmanate,to the most important contemporary paintings and political art being produced today. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century artistic movements - from the dawn of Modernism to non-conformist art produced under Soviet rule - shine light on key periods of Ukraine's history.

Organized chronologically across eight chapters, Treasures of Ukraine contains more than 220 colour images that showcase everything from Scythian gold, Byzantine icons and wooden churches to gold-domed cathedrals, avant-garde masterpieces and political art after the Orange Revolution, while accompanying texts reveal the history and significance behind the pieces. Examples of vernacular art, meanwhile, weave Ukraine's dynamic and inextinguishable folk narrative through the book, providing visual texture as well as a sense of the nation's living history.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500026038
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 216 x 172 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Timely and poignant … perfectly chronicles and captures the rich artistic and cultural heritage of a country facing destruction and devastation. A forceful reminder of the importance of art and monuments as powerful sources of collective memory and identity' - Luxury London

'Impactful' - Citizen Femme

'Current events have taught us a great deal about Ukraine. We have all become aware that it has an entirely distinct identity from Russia – historically, socially and also artistically, as TREASURES OF UKRAINE makes clear … This handsomely illustrated volume demonstrates that there is a great deal to see there, which one hopes will still exist when the war is over' - Martin Gayford, The Spectator

'A timely reminder of how much is at stake in the ongoing war with Russia ... Features a broad range of Ukrainian art ... Much of Ukraine's art is tied to religion ... but as this book shows, Ukraine is no stranger to Modernism, Art Nouveau or the Avant-garde' - NPR

'A corrective to Putin's version of history, in which Ukraine has been nothing more than a part of Russia... Introduced by the novelist Andrey Kurkov, the book features eight Ukrainian academics, curators and art critics writing about works of art created inhabitants of the region, from Scythian stone stelae of the 6th century B.C. to recent videos made by graduates of the National University of Cinema in Kyiv' - The Washington Post

'This gorgeous book documents the history of Ukrainian art and culture through more than 220 photographs of the country’s religious buildings, masterpieces, architectural monuments, and more' - The Washingtonian

'Timely and attractive … With this fairly compact book covering such a long sweep of history, the texts on each specific subject are brief, but offer enough information to give an easily comprehensible introduction to a period and a flavour of some of Ukraine’s diverse cultural riches, from Scythian stone figures and medieval castles to experimental theatre and New Brutalism, showcased by abundant illustrations' - Minerva

'With chapters on Orthodox icons and Catholic cathedrals, Soviet avant-gardism and nationalist folk crafts, this book illustrates a culture whose very diversity now puts it in danger' - New York Times

'Engaging and enlightening... Tells Ukraine’s broader history through a survey of its art' - New York Journal of Books

'Stunning … a rich, rewarding and ultimately moving celebration of the country’s long history' - All About History

'A corrective to the destruction of war … highly readable' - Studio international

'An utterly exceptional edition that reveals a panoramic representation of Ukrainian art within the intricate fabric of European culture' - Chytomo

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