Our Notes & References
A complete example of this impressive photographic survey of the Kremlin, often found incomplete. The 120 plates include photographic views and details of the Kremlin buildings and churches, as well as the treasures still housed in this fortress: interiors of churches, furniture, icons and their decorations, luxurious religious book bindings, clothes and objects, princely helmets and harnesses etc.
Lukomskiy (1884-1952) was a curator of Tsarskoe Selo and a knowledgeable art historian specialized in Russian art and archaeology. Most of his numerous publications appeared in French first, like this one.
Avenir Nizoff (émigré, pianist, who lived in Edmonton, Canada, in the second half of the 20th century, and gathered a very large library of Russian works of all kinds, and often rebound his books himself, as it is probably the case here).