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The State Institute for Art Studies

The State Institute for Art Studies of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation is the leading Russian centre of comprehensive research in the field of arts, both Russian and foreign.

The Institutes four dissertation councils confer degrees in following specialized areas: theatre; music; visual, decorative and applied arts and architecture; culturology and aesthetics.

Academic <br />Edition of <nobr>P.I.Tchaikovskys</nobr> Complete Works
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Academic
Edition of P.I.Tchaikovskys Complete Works
This is a project of national importance, aimed at the preservation of Russias cultural heritage. Its purpose is to embrace the great Russian composers giant creative legacy (more than 400 extant musical and around 150 literary works) and to reproduce the texts of his works as accurately as possible, with due attention to all the documentary sources.
Complete Works By Modest Petrovich Musorgsky
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Complete Works By Modest Petrovich Musorgsky
The first Academic Edition of Musorgskys Complete Works will present his whole legacy operas, songs and vocal cycles, piano, choral, and orchestral compositions, Rimsky-Korsakovs editions and orchestrations of Musorgskys works, as well as Musorgskys letters and the memoirs of his contemporaries.
Meyerholds Legacy
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Meyerholds Legacy
A unique project concerned with the publication of the archive of the great Russian theatre director and the archival materials related to his activities. The projects aim is to reconstruct the stages of Meyerholds creative path on the basis of extant documents, to follow the evolution of his ideas on stage direction and teaching, to present his creative discoveries and achievements against the background of Russian artistic life of the first half of the 20th century.
<nobr>V. A. Telyakovsky.</nobr> Diaries of theDirector ofthe Imperial Theatres
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V. A. Telyakovsky. Diaries of theDirector ofthe Imperial Theatres
The diaries published in this multi-volume edition were kept by an outstanding Russian theatre manager, the last director of the Imperial Theatres, during twenty years. The day-by-day chronicle of the Moscow and Saint Petersburg Imperial Theatres provides a clear view of their repertoire, of the organization of theatre business, of the attitudes towards theatre shown by the imperial court, the Tsars family, the society, and the critique.to present his creative discoveries and achievements against the background of Russian artistic life of the first half of the 20th century.
General History of Russian Art
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The General History of Russian Art in 22 volumes is a fundamental project, which has no precedents in the history of the Russian art studies. It is conceived as a comprehensive art history, involving not only architecture, visual, decorative, and applied arts, but also music, theatre, fashion, photography, cinema, and entertainments.
Code of Monuments of Russian Architecture and Monumental Art
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Code of Monuments of Russian Architecture and Monumental Art
An encyclopaedic edition encompassing the extant monuments of history and culture in all regions of Russia. The edition is based on the materials of field research of monuments (involving their detailed photo-fixation and measurements), as well as on the study of archival sources.
History of West European Art
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History of West European Art
A fundamental project of a comprehensive history of European art from the Renaissance to the early 20th century, embracing painting and graphic arts, sculpture and architecture, music and theatre of Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, England, the Netherlands, the Nordic countries, and the countries of the Eastern Europe.
Russian Sacred Music in Documents and Materials
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Russian Sacred Music in Documents and Materials
The volumes of this series contain publications of archival, epistolary and other materials related to the Russian church singing practice in the 19th and 20th centuries, to important events in the history of Russian Orthodox Church (the Local Council of 191718, the Athos expedition of 1906), to church choirs and musical educational establishments, to particular periods of the history of church singing, and to outstanding personalities in the world of church singing.
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