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Theme of the Issue:
This issue is the last in the anniversary year of the State Institute for Art Studies (founded in 1944). Most of its materials (in the sections Epoch. Artist. Image and From the History of Artistic Life) revealed the subjects related to Russian art and the countrys artistic life these were focal points in the work the Institutes scholars and its founder, I.E. Grabar, at the time of the establishment of the Institute. The publication also pays tribute to the architect and artist K.K.Lopyalo, who worked at the Institute for 20 years (19501970, in connection with his 100th anniversary and presents to the reader a description of his creative career (section From Family Archives). The issue ends with the traditional sections Reviews and Miscellaneous, the latter covering the annual photo exhibition Unknown Province shown at the Institute and organized by the Register of Art Monuments Department.