A History of Russian Architecture

Paperback | April 1, 2004

byWilliam Craft Brumfield

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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://depts.washington.edu/ceir/brumfield

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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...

William Craft Brumfield is professor of Russian studies at Tulane University. He is the author of Lost Russia and The Origins of Modernism in Russian Architecture, among other books, and a member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences.View the William C. Brumfield Russian Architecture Collection online at ht...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:744 pages, 11.1 × 8.46 × 1.73 inPublished:April 1, 2004Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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

- Midwest Book Review