Wooden Churches

Wooden Churches
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1999
Genre: Church architecture
ISBN: UCSD:31822029844941

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Presents a collection of photographs of simple, rural churches by such photographs as Walker Evans and Tom Rankin, accompanied by the words of such authors as Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, and Mark Twain.

Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North

Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North
Author: Evgeny Khodakovsky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-08-11
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781317527190

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The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country’s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive national expression of traditional Russian artistic culture and at the same time as a significant part of humanity’s worldwide architectural heritage. The chief intention of the book is to present the regionally specific features of the wooden churches of the Russian North, which vary from area to area for local natural or historical reasons. This approach touches upon the very important questions of the typology and classification of the multiplicity of architectural forms. The "regional view" entails giving clear definitions of the ambiguous terms "architectural school" and "tradition", explaining the origins and shaping impulses for the different regional clusters of objects. Structurally the book presents a history of the development of wooden church architecture in the Russian North and then follows the key points of the mediaeval Russian expansion along the waterways from Novgorod into the North – he Svir’ River, Lake Onego, the town of Kargopol’ and the River Onega, the White Sea, the Rivers Dvina, Pinega and Mezen’ – those areas that still retain the most splendid pieces of Russian regional wooden church architecture. The study is based on field research and provides an up-to-date, multi-faceted view of Russian wooden architecture.

Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North

Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North
Author: Evgeny Khodakovsky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-08-11
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781317527206

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The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country’s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive national expression of traditional Russian artistic culture and at the same time as a significant part of humanity’s worldwide architectural heritage. The chief intention of the book is to present the regionally specific features of the wooden churches of the Russian North, which vary from area to area for local natural or historical reasons. This approach touches upon the very important questions of the typology and classification of the multiplicity of architectural forms. The "regional view" entails giving clear definitions of the ambiguous terms "architectural school" and "tradition", explaining the origins and shaping impulses for the different regional clusters of objects. Structurally the book presents a history of the development of wooden church architecture in the Russian North and then follows the key points of the mediaeval Russian expansion along the waterways from Novgorod into the North – he Svir’ River, Lake Onego, the town of Kargopol’ and the River Onega, the White Sea, the Rivers Dvina, Pinega and Mezen’ – those areas that still retain the most splendid pieces of Russian regional wooden church architecture. The study is based on field research and provides an up-to-date, multi-faceted view of Russian wooden architecture.

The Gothic Revival and American Church Architecture

The Gothic Revival and American Church Architecture
Author: Phoebe B. Stanton
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1997-05-28
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0801856221

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This illustrated account of the impact of the English Gothic revival on American church architecture in the mid-nineteenth century finds that this fundamentally conservative movement provided the foundation for a new, influential aesthetic. With meticulous research and carefully chosen illustrations, Phoebe Stanton here explores the influence of the English Gothic revival on American church architecture in the mid-nineteenth century, arguing that this fundamentally conservative movement provided a foundation for a new aesthetic. Examining the writings of the movement's leading proponents as well as a variety of important buildings, Stanton offers a comprehensive survey of the architectural principles and models that became most influential in America. She also confirms the importance of the Cambridge Camden Society, which provided the theoretical atmosphere and practical examples that helped to establish new standards of excellence in American architecture.

Historic Wooden Architecture in Europe and Russia

Historic Wooden Architecture in Europe and Russia
Author: Evgeny Khodakovsky,Siri Skjold Lexau
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-11-27
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783035605426

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This collective monograph presents the current state of research regarding contemporary methods of dealing with historic timber structures in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Central Europe and Northwest Russia. The chapters are dedicated to the main aspects of the research and deal with archaeological evidence, written sources, the extant buildings themselves as evidence, as well as repair and maintenance. Researchers from four countries examine centuries-old timber structures that include churches, bell towers and dwellings in Europe and Russia. Based on the conclusions of these studies, they demonstrate various methods of archaeological, archival and empirical research and discuss appropriate measures of restoring and maintaining wooden structures. Historical and contemporary photographs along with new drawings richly document the buildings.

Hallowed Timbers

Hallowed Timbers
Author: Susan Ann Hyde,Michael S. Bird
Publsiher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1995
Genre: Building, Wooden
ISBN: UOM:39015037344572

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From the grandest, most ornate church to the tiniest, most humble chapel, Cape Breton Island's houses of worship possess a timeless charm. In these pages, we join Susan Hyde and Michael Bird as they travel the winding roads of Cape Breton -- along the windswept coast, through sheltered river valleys, and up rugged peaks -- on an inspirational tour of over sixty remarkable churches. The authors' outstanding photographs and informed commentary reveal the architectural and historical significance of these beautiful structures and provide an affectionate record of Cape Breton's hallowed timbers. Both native Cape Bretoners and visitors "from away" will be sure to treasure this wonderful tribute to the Island's unique sacred buildings and the people who made them sanctuaries of solace and inspiration, worship and celebration.

Isle of the Saints

Isle of the Saints
Author: Lisa M. Bitel
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2019-06-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781501711770

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Isle of the Saints recreates the harsh yet richly spiritual world of medieval Irish monks on the Christian frontier of barbarian Europe. Lisa Bitel draws on accounts of saints' lives written between 800 and 1200 to explain, from the monks' own perspective, the social networks that bound them to one another and to their secular neighbors.

Living Wooden Culture Throughout Europe

Living Wooden Culture Throughout Europe
Author: Nuria Sanz,Council of Europe. Cultural Heritage Division,Council of Europe. Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage,Council of Europe. Directorate General IV--Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Environment
Publsiher: Council of Europe
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2002-01-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9287148821

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European wood heritage is a living tradition still in use in some regions of Europe but also represents one of the most threatened forms of cultural expression. This publication contains a number of papers presented at a series of transnational meetings organised by the Council of Europe to examine traditional building methods and compare experience and techniques on preserving this form of cultural heritage. It seeks to raise awareness of the social and economic value of wooden traditions in local communities throughout Europe.