PEN Ukraine entered into partnership with the British art book Treasures of Ukraine
The artbook Treasures of Ukraine: A Nation’s Cultural Heritage has been released in the British publishing company Thames and Hudson. It contains 220 color images of the most significant piecesof art and monuments of architecture since pre-historic era until today.
"Showcasing more than one hundred objects and buildings — from Byzantine icons and wooden churches to gold-domed cathedrals, folk art, and avant-garde masterpieces — Treasures of Ukraine chronicles the rich arts and heritage of a country currently facing destruction and devastation.
The significance of the pieces is explained by renowned artists, curators, and critics, revealing the nation’s complex history and its impact on the present. From the development of ancient cultures like Trypillia and Scythia to early states such as Kyivan Rus and the Cossack Hetmanate, to the dawn of Modernism and the striking contemporary paintings and political artworks being produced today, Treasures of Ukraine reminds us that art and monuments represent powerful sources of collective memory and identity," the book abstract says.
The introduction to Treasures of Ukraine is written by Andrii Kurkov, author and president of PEN Ukraine. Authors of eight chapters of the 256-page book are Andrii Puchkov, Christian Raffensperger, Diana Klochko, Maksym Yaremenko, Alisa Lozhkina, Myroslava M. Mudrak, and Oleksandr Solovyov. The editorial is compiled by Victoria Burlaka.
All proceeds will be donated to PEN Ukraine, to help Ukrainian authors in need due to Russia’s war against Ukraine and support Ukrainian museums.
Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a ‘museum without walls’ and to make accessible to a large reading public the world of art and the research of top scholars. Today, still an independent, family-owned company, Thames & Hudson is one of the world’s leading publishers of illustrated books with over 2,000 titles in print. We publish high-quality books across all areas of visual creativity: the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), architecture, design, photography, fashion, film and music, and also archaeology, history and popular culture.
We thank PEN International and personally its executive director Romana Cacchioli for assistance in the editorial preparation.
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