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RUSSIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
THROUGH THE CENTURIES

 
 

AN AESTHETIC EXCURSION (JOURNEY)

 
 

An introduction to the study of the development of art and architecture through the centuries in Russia.

Mikhailo Jelisavcic

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The late author was born in Raska, Montenegro in 1912. He graduated with a diploma in economics and then worked in the accounting section of the Royal Yugoslav Foreign Ministry. On the eve of World War Two he participated in the Yugoslav special delegation to Moscow. He escaped from Yugoslavia during the German invasion and made his way to South Africa. During World War Two he flew in the South African Air Force. After World War Two he became a US citizen in 1958. He graduated from Columbia University in 1956. He then worked for over ten years as a business man in Moscow during which time he devoted all his spare moments to the study of Russian art, architecture, literature and history. His work on Soviet Art has been published with the title "Soviet Art". This text covers Russian art in the Second half of the 19th century and Soviet Art and architecture. It is 385 pages including glossary, abbreviations and index. If you find this work on earlier Russian art of interest, you will want to have Mikailo Jelisavcic's book on the later period. Copies are available from Micha Jelisavcic.

The text for this book on the history of Russian art and architecture was written during the 1970's. It has been edited, illustrated, and supplemented by Micha Jelisavcic in 1999. We have also created links to our own photography of many of the important buildings described by Mikailo Jelisavcic. This book is also available, on computer diskText is copyrite by Micha Jelisavcic.

 
 

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