Russian Playing Cards: History and Style Lot No. 0
The book describes the Russian playing cards of the XIX-XXth centuries - a little-known form of the Russian graphic art of considerable historical and cultural value. Playing cards issued by the State Card Factory – a monopolistic card manufacturer in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, as well as some unissued card projects and anonymous samples are described. The story of creation of some packs of cards, their authors, themes of drawings, artistic features is told. All the above mentioned packs of cards have colourful illustrations.
The book is addressed both to fans of playing cards and to those who are interested in the history of the Russian applied graphics.