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A History of Russian Architecture - William Craft Brumfield

A History of Russian Architecture

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780295983936
Number Of Pages: 744
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Since its initial publication in 1993, A History of Russian Architecture has remained the most comprehensive study of the topic in English, a volume that defines the main components and sources for Russia's architectural traditions in their historical context, from the early medieval period to the present. This edition includes 80 new full-page color separations, many of which are published here for the first time, as well as a new Prologue and elegant photographic essay drawn from the author's research and fieldwork over the past decade in remote areas of the Russian north and Siberia.

Subject to influences from east and west, Russian architecture's distinctive approaches to building are documented in four parts of this definitive study: early medieval Rus up to the Mongol invasion in the mid-twelfth century; the revival of architecture in Novgorod and Muscovy from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries; Peter the Great's cultural revolution, which extended through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; and the advent of modern, avant-garde, and monumental Soviet architecture. Beautifully illustrated and carefully researched, A History of Russian Architecture provides an invaluable cultural history that will be of interest to scholars and general audiences alike.

View the William C. Brumfield Russian Architecture Collection online at http: //content.lib.washington.edu/brumfieldweb/index.html

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This is the benchmark in its field. No other single book has the same combination of comprehensive scope, scholarly authority, readable narrative and lavish production values.

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The golden standard on the subject in the English language.

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Once in a great while, a book appears that both defines a scholarly discipline and sets a research agenda for the foreseeable future. Such a book is A History of Russian Architecture.

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Lavishly illustrated, A History of Russian Architecture is a rich trove that will provide opportunities for exciting voyages of discovery and that will serve as an invaluable English-language reference.

* New York Times Book Review *

For anyone wishing to be knowledgeable about Russian architecture, Blumfield's text is a standard and a necessary work.

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Prologue to the 2004 edition
Author's note
Introductionp. 1
Early medieval architecture
Kiev and Chernigovp. 9
Novgorod and Pskov : eleventh to thirteenth centuriesp. 26
Vladimir and Suzdal before the Mongol invasionp. 43
The revival of architecture in Novgorod and Pskovp. 64
The Muscovite period
Moscow : architectural beginningsp. 83
The ascent of architecture in Muscovyp. 107
The seventeenth century : from ornamentalism to the new agep. 141
The turn to western forms
The foundations of the Baroque in Saint Petersburgp. 201
The late Baroque in Russia : the age of Rastrellip. 228
Neoclassicism in Petersburg : the age of Catherine the greatp. 261
Eighteenth-century neoclassicism in Moscow and the provincesp. 303
The early nineteenth century : Alexandrine neoclassicismp. 348
The formation of modern Russian architecture
Nineteenth-century historicism and eclecticismp. 393
Modernism during the early twentieth centuryp. 425
Revolution and reaction in Soviet architecturep. 467
Russian wooden architecturep. 501
Illustrated architectural elementsp. 521
Notesp. 527
Bibliographyp. 612
Indexp. 633
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ISBN: 9780295983936
ISBN-10: 0295983930
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
For Grades: 17+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 744
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.77
Edition Number: 2

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