Perm: 1928. Publisher's wrappers. Item #562
Book measures: 26 x 17.5 cm. 213 pages: illustrations, plates, folded map. Text in Russian. This copy shows light wear and spotting on the rear wrapper; very good internally.
The Perm wooden sculpture represents a fascinating aspect of the historical culture in the Perm region and is of considerable importance in the annals of Russian folk art. These sculptures, which were unique to the Perm region for centuries and now form part of the collection in the Art Gallery, are not only significant as records of Perm's daily history but also as artistic treasures. Their variety, uniqueness in form, and expressive depth mark them as notable art pieces. Their contribution is further amplified given the relatively obscure nature of Russian folk sculpture, enhancing their relevance in the broader context of Russian folk art history. Consequently, in this introductory study, the Perm wooden sculptures are examined both as historical artifacts and as expressions of folk art.