Gems of Russian wooden architecture from the Urals

We have already presented the work of William Brumsfield. He is an absolute treasure for the world of Russian studies.

He is the greatest non-Russian historian of Russian architecture, a curator and an architectural photographer. He is currently a professor of Slavic studies at Tulane University.

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His books are simply excellent. Here is a list from Wikipedia:

In 1983, Brumfield, a former generalist in Slavic studies, made a name for himself in the history of architecture with his first book, L’or d’azur: mille ans d’architecture russe. It was followed by The Origins of Modernism in Russian Architecture (1991), Russian Housing in the Modern Era: Design and Social History (1993), A History of Russian Architecture (1993, that year’s notable book[4] and a bestseller[5] according to the New York Times), Lost Russia: Photographing the Ruins of Russian Architecture (1995), Landmarks of Russian Architecture: A Photographic Survey (1997) and Commerce in Russian urban culture: 1861-1914 (English edition 2001, Russian edition 2000) .

Here is an excerpt from the Russia and India Report article:

Yet the region’s richest concentration of traditional building art is found in Khokhlovka. In comparison with other open-air museums like Malye Korely, Khokhlovka Museum looks austere. Yet this austere beauty, with its landscape of the Kama River, is deeply characteristic of the lands of Perm. A visit to Khokhlovka will give a human insight into the folk culture of the Northwest Urals.

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