E. V. Rtveladze. The past of Uzbekistan. Historical and archeological survey. Tashkent, 2005. The book is written in popular style and richly illustrated. It contains information on the past of our country, formation of cities and regions, their ancient names, dynasties, governors and Amir Temur’s epoch when sociopolitical and cultural contacts of Central Asia with Near and Middle East were promoted by formation of centralized state, safety of trade routes and migration of creative work force to Central Asia. In Russian. E. Gyul. Dialogue of cultures in Uzbekistan art. Antiquity and Middle Ages. (Under the editorship of Academician A. Khakimov) Tashkent, 2005. The book analyzes historical development of art processes on the territory of Uzbekistan, which run within interaction of different religious, ethnic, cultural and art traditions. It specifies a role of external influences as well as of contacts between sedentary and nomadic population which were reflected in dynamics and features of cultural genesis. The book is intended for art critics, historians and laymen interested in oriental art heritage. Z. I. Rahimov. To history of national costumes of Uzbekistan. Bukhara and Samarkand, the 16th -17th centuries (by medieval miniatures).

(Under the editorship of Academician G. A. Pugachenkova) Tashkent, 2005. The monograph first surveys Samarkand and Bukhara national costumes of the 16th-17th centuries according to Mavourannahr miniature painting. The book is supplied with numerous illustrations taken from written sources and ethnographic material. The book is intended for cinema and theatre artists, art critics, ethnographers, designers and laymen interested in history and culture of Central Asia and Uzbekistan. In Russian. D. Nazilov. Interiors in Central Asian architecture. Tashkent, 2005. The monograph surveys interiors of palace, cultic, dwelling and other buildings. It analyzes compositions of wall paintings and sculptures. Significant attention is paid to elements connecting interior and landscape as well as to semantic analysis of ceremonies taken place in some premise. It is intended for architects, designers, art critics, historians, students and laymen. In Uzbek.