Moscow: Khudozhestv.-izdat. akts. o-vo AKhR, 1930. 114,  pp.: ill. 19x13 cm. In publisher’s illustrated wrappers. A very good internally clean copy, signature on t.p. (pencil), rubbed wrappers, small tears and losses of the spine, Soviet bookshop’s stamp on the rear cover and last page.
First and only edition. One of 5000 copies. Rare. Woodcut on the cover by N.A. Sheverdyaev (1872—1952). In the late 1900s he worked as an engraving assistant for I.N. Pavlova. From the 1920s he taught engraving at VKhutemas and was the dean of the graphic department.
Nikolai Chernyshov (1885-1973), Soviet artist and art critic, V.A. Serov’s student, professor, member of Makovets art group. In the 1920s he studied Old Russian frescos and found interest in monumental paintings (murals). He taught at Vkhutemas, Vkhutein and other. He brought up the whole generation of muralists.
This book is not an academic study but a set of guidelines - conditions necessary for painting, technical methods of wall painting, colors and kinds of paints, instruments, fresco, sgraffito, tempera, glue painting, oil painting, wax painting, mineral painting, etc. Numerous images in the text from the primitive drawings of the instruments to frescos and photographs of workers painting murals on walls.
Overall, an interesting work with valuable visual material on the art form especially appreciated in the early Soviet years.
Not found on WorldCat.