Messenger of Beauty

The Life and Visionary Art of Nicholas Roerich
Messenger of Beauty
The Life and Visionary Art of Nicholas Roerich

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Edition : New Edition of Nicholas Roerich; the Life and Art of a Russian Master

Pages : 192

Book Size : 10.5 x 10.5

ISBN-13 : 9780892814930

Imprint : Park Street Press

On Sale Date : November 01, 1997

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 88 color art reproductions and 35 b&w photographs

Artist, archaeologist, explorer, and peacemaker, Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) left a rich legacy that comprises 7,000 paintings, drawings, set and costume designs, and 30 books.

About Messenger of Beauty

A celebration of the artist, mystic, and Nobel nominee Nicholas Roerich, whose life and work significantly influenced the development of modern art and culture.

Messenger of Beauty opens the door to the mystical world of Nicholas Roerich and invites us to witness his far-reaching vision. Artist, writer, educator, archaeologist, explorer, mystic, and peacemaker, Roerich (1874-1947) left a rich legacy of some 7,000 paintings, drawings, and set and costume designs (most notably for Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring); 30 books on the mystic East; and countless articles and lectures. The Roerich Peace Pact--a remarkable treaty signed by President Roosevelt and 26 other heads of state that sought to preserve cultural monuments during times of war--earned the artist a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Messenger of Beauty includes 88 color plates that cover the full scope of Roerich's artistic career, from ancient Slavic, mythic, and archaeological subjects to breathtaking Himalayan landscapes and religious themes that span the spiritual traditions of the world. 

First paperback edition of Nicholas Roerich: The Life and Art of a Russian Master 

Table of Contents

Table of content

Messenger of Beauty
The Life and Visionary Art of Nicholas Roerich

Early Years
University Years
The World of Art
The Stone Age
The Theater
Heart of Asia

Author Bio
Jacqueline Decter, Ph.D. is a scholar of Russian literature who translated many original texts into English for inclusion in this edition. She is a senior editor at Abbeville Press.


Book Praise

Book Praise

"Roerich's vision is a pantheistic hymn to a union of man and nature."
Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times 

"Highly recommended."
Library Journal 

"...outstanding serious new volume...Roerich's collaboration with Nijinsky, Stravinsky, and Diaghilev changed the history of dance."
The Boston Globe

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