Theme of the Issue:
This issue proceeds with the theme begun in the first issue – “Worldview of the Epoch and Plastic Art Images” and offers the reader a broad panorama of scholarly interpretations of Russian and international art materials in its sections “From the History of Architecture and Monumental Art” and “Epoch. Artist. Image”. The core principle running through all the articles of this issue is that a study of a monument or of a creative career of a particular artist should not focus solely on “one’s own being”, but, rather, on its involvement in a process viewed as a multitude of interdependent factors (historical, social and worldview). The issue ends with the sections “In Memory of Dmitry Sarabyanov” and “Reviews”.