A History of Russian Architecture / Edition 1

A History of Russian Architecture / Edition 1

by William Craft Brumfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0295983930

ISBN-13: 9780295983936

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: University of Washington Press

A History of Russian Architecture, the most comprehensive study of this subject to date, surveys the development of Russian architecture, from the masonry churches of tenth century Kievan Rus to the prefabricated built environments of the present. Subject to cultural and stylistic influences from both East and West, Russian architecture nonetheless developed its own

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A History of Russian Architecture, the most comprehensive study of this subject to date, surveys the development of Russian architecture, from the masonry churches of tenth century Kievan Rus to the prefabricated built environments of the present. Subject to cultural and stylistic influences from both East and West, Russian architecture nonetheless developed its own distinctive approaches to building, as demonstrated in the four parts of this 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 seventeenth centuries; the cultural revolution of architecture during the reigns of Peter the Great and his successors in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; and the advent of modern architecture, ranging from the colorful eclecticism of the nineteenth century to the rigorous experiments in avant-garde design of the early twentieth century, which were followed by a return to monumental eclecticism in the Soviet period. Analyzing stylistic developments within their historical contexts, this volume serves as a rich cultural history that will be invaluable to scholars and general readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295983936
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
744
Sales rank:
710,790
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue to the 2004 EditionAcknowledgmentsAuthor's NoteIntroduction

Part I: Early Medieval Architecture1. Kiev and Chernigov2. Novgorod and Pskov: Eleventh to Thirteenth Centuries3. Vladimir and Suzdal Before the Mongol Invasion4. The Revival of Architecture in Novgorod and Pskov

Part II: The Moscovite Period5. Moscow: Architectural Beginnings6. The Ascent of Architecture in Moscovy7. The Seventeenth Century: From Ornamentalism to the New Age

Part III: The Turn to Western Forms8. The Foundations of the Baroque in Saint Petersburg9. The Late Baroque in Russia: The Age of Rastrelli10. Neoclassicism in Petersburg: The Age of Catherine the Great11. Eighteenth-Century Neoclassicism in Moscow and the Provinces12. The Early Nineteenth Century: Alexandrine Neoclassicism

Part IV: The Formation of Modern Russian Architecture13. Nineteenth-Century Historicism and Eclecticism14. Modernism During the Early Twentieth Century15. Revolution and Reaction in Soviet Architecture

AppendicesAppendix I. Russian Wooden ArchitectureAppendix II. Illustrated Architectural ElementsNotesBibliographyIndex

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