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Brumfield, William Craft 1944-

Overview
Works: 95 works in 273 publications in 2 languages and 7,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Illustrated works  Inventories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, zxx, Photographer, Other
Classifications: NA1181, 720.947
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Most widely held works by William Craft Brumfield
A history of Russian architecture by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Russian Architecture, the most comprehensive study of this subject to date, surveys the development of Russian architecture, from the masonry churches of tenth-century Kievan Rus to the prefabricated built environments of the present. Subject to cultural and stylistic influences from both east and west, Russian architecture nonetheless developed its own distinctive approaches to building, as demonstrated in the four parts of this study: early medieval Rus up to the Mongol invasion in the midtwelfth century; the revival of architecture in Novgorod and Muscovy from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries; the cultural revolution of architecture during the reigns of Peter the Great and his successors in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; and the advent of modern architecture, ranging from the colorful eclecticism of the nineteenth century to the rigorous experiments in avant-garde design of the early twentieth century, which were followed by a return to monumental eclecticism in the Soviet period. Analyzing stylistic developments within their historical contexts, this volume serves as a rich cultural history that will be invaluable to scholars and general readers alike. Lavishly illustrated, A History of Russian Architecture includes line drawings, plans and elevations, and a full complement of photographs taken by the author
Gold in azure : one thousand years of Russian architecture by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost Russia : photographing the ruins of Russian architecture by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The twentieth century in Russia has been a cataclysm of rare proportions, as war, revolution, famine, and massive political terror tested the limits of human endurance. The results of this assault on Russian culture are particularly evident in ruined architectural monuments, some of which are little known even within Russia itself. Over the past two decades William Craft Brumfield, noted historian of Russian architecture, has traveled throughout Russia and photographed many of these neglected, lost buildings, haunting in their ruin. Lost Russia provides a unique view of Brumfield's acclaimed work, which illuminates Russian culture as reflected in these remnants of its distinctive architectural traditions." "Capturing the quiet, ineffable beauty that graces these buildings, these photographs are accompanied by a text that provides not only a brief historical background for Russian architecture, but also Brumfield's personal impressions, thoughts, and insights on the structures he views. Churches and monasteries from the fifteenth to the twentieth century as well as abandoned, ruined manor houses are shown - ravaged by time, willful neglect, and cultural vandalism." "In addition to the ruins of Russian architecture, Lost Russia illustrates examples of recent local initiatives to preserve cultural landmarks from steady decline and destruction. The book concludes with photographs of the remarkable log architecture found in Russia's far north, culminating with the Church of the Transfiguration on the island of Kizhi - itself in imminent danger owing to the lack of such preservation efforts."--Jacket
The origins of modernism in Russian architecture by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian architecture from the Great Reforms of the 1860s to the 1917 revolution constitutes a prolific episode in a tradition marked by sudden radical shifts in style. During this period Russian society experienced intense, if uneven, change that included among its several ramifications innovative developments in technology, engineering, and the art of building. Yet the period lacks the dominant architectural style that distinguished, for example, the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, when structure and ornamentation revealed the very spirit of an age
Christianity and the arts in Russia by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reshaping Russian architecture : Western technology, utopian dreams by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian housing in the modern age : design and social history( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks of Russian architecture : a photographic survey by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to Russian architecture, this volume is designed for students and other readers wishing to gain an understanding of the subject
Kargopolʹ : arkhitekturnoe nasledie v fotografii︠a︡kh by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture at the end of the earth : photographing the Russian North by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Commerce in Russian urban culture : 1861-1914( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Russian and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An architectural survey of St. Petersburg, 1840-1916 : building inventory by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Issues of historical preservation in Central Europe and Russia" : conference proceedings( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solovki : arkhitekturnoe nasledie v fotografii︠a︡kh by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Russian and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irkutsk : arkhitekturnoe nasledie v fotografii︠a︡kh = Irkutsk : architectural heritage in photographs by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buri︠a︡tii︠a︡ : arkhitekturnoe nasledie v fotografii︠a︡kh by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Russian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherdynʹ : arkhitekturnoe nasledie v fotografii︠a︡kh = Cherdyn : architectural heritage in photographs by William Craft Brumfield( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in Russian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of Russian architecture
Alternative Names
Brumfield W. C. 1944-

Brumfield, William

Brumfield, William 1944-

Brumfield, William C.

Brumfield, William C. 1944-

Brumfield, William C. (William Craft) 1944-

Brumfild, U. K. 1944-

Brumfild, Uil'âm.

Brumfild, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1944-

Brumfild, Uilʹjam 1944-

Brumfild, Uilʹjam K. 1944-

Brumfild, Uilʹjam Kraft 1944-

Brumfild, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1944-

Craft Brumfield, William 1944-

William Craft Brumfield

William Craft Brumfield Amerikaans kunsthistoricus

Брумфилд В. К. 1944-

Брумфилд, Вильям 1944-

Брумфилд, Уильям 1944-

Брумфилд, Уильям Крафт

Languages
English (126)

Russian (31)

Covers
Lost Russia : photographing the ruins of Russian architectureChristianity and the arts in RussiaLandmarks of Russian architecture : a photographic surveyCommerce in Russian urban culture : 1861-1914St. Petersburg, 1993-2003 : the dynamic decade : a series of essays on the transition from the end of Communism to the beginning of Putin's ascendance