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Moscow: An Architectural History

Moscow: An Architectural History
Kathleen Berton

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Provides a social history of Moscow, focusing on its buildings.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. Part 1: Medieval Moscow;
  • the emergence of Muscovy, new building in the Kremlin, the city at the end of the 15th century, St Basils, tenuous contacts with the English, the rise of Boris Godunov. Part 2: Moscow in the 17th century;
  • tower churches, Patriarch Nikon, asymetry in architecture, Western influence on architecture, the city at the ned of the 17th century. Part 3: The 18th century - decline, stagnation, rebirth;
  • Petrine Moscow, St Petrsburg, Moscow reawakens - the Baroque of Prince Ukhtomsky, Catherine and the genius of Bazhenov, the city matures. Part 4: The aftermath of Napoleon and the rise of eclecticism;
  • the fire, reconstruction, Moscow rebuilt - the cumulation of the classical era, the decline of classical architecture and the rise of eclecticism, industrial growth and the lack of direction in architecture, Moscow at the end of the 19th century. Part 5: The tumult of the 20th century;
  • the search for new architecture, the revolution, the first decade, eclecticism in Soviet architecture, restoration from 1931 to today, about face - the return to modern design.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781850432623
Publication Date: 15 Feb 1991
Number of Pages: 255
Height: 190
Width: 150
Illustrations: illustrations, maps, bibliography, index

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