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ARCHITECTURE AT THE END OF THE EARTH: PHOTOGRAPHING THE RUSSIAN NORTH -- WILLIAM CRAFT BRUMFIELD. Duke University Press, Durham, 2015. 256 pp. with 197 ills. (195 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 2014-46255 ISBN 9780822359067 In English.
Publisher's description: Carpeted in boreal forests, dotted with lakes, cut by rivers, and straddling the Arctic Circle, the region surrounding the White Sea, which is known as the Russian North, is sparsely populated and immensely isolated. It is also the home to architectural marvels, as many of the original wooden and brick churches and homes in the region's ancient villages and towns still stand. Featuring nearly two hundred full color photographs of these beautiful centuries-old structures, Architecture at the End of the Earth is the most recent addition to William Craft Brumfield's ongoing project to photographically document all aspects of Russian architecture. The architectural masterpieces Brumfield photographed are diverse: they range from humble chapels to grand cathedrals, buildings that are either dilapidated or well cared for, and structures repurposed during the Soviet era. Included are onion-domed wooden churches such as the Church of the Dormition, built in 1674 in Varzuga; the massive walled Transfiguration Monastery on Great Solovetsky Island, which dates to the mid-1550s; the Ferapontov-Nativity Monastery's frescoes, painted in 1502 by Dionisy, one of Russia's greatest medieval painters; nineteenth-century log houses, both rustic and ornate; and the Cathedral of St.
Artist(s):Brumfield, William Craft
Indexing: Western, Europe, Russia/Soviet Union/Commonwealth — United States — Several Periods, Post-2000 — Architecture, Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164994
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