March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 42 June 2013

History of architecture

Meerovich Mark G.

DSc (History), DSc (Architecture),
Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Architecture.
Irkutsk State Technical University,
Irkutsk, Russia, e-mail: memark@inbox.ru


The subject-matter of this article is the stylistic features of the decorations on the wooden civil architecture of the city of Irkutsk dating back to the 18th–19th centuries. The purpose of this study is to identify the main styles and their characterisation, provide visual examples, and describe peculiarities – the availability of decorative ensembles composed of several styles and the presence of unique compositions which may not be attributed to any of the styles. The method of the study is photography and ordering on the basis of repeat visual characteristics and comparison with stylistic prototypes. The article is essentially a statement of the problem, and its output is a formulation of issues in in-depth and thematically focused study of individual aspects in the genesis and form of the decorations in Irkutsk wooden architecture. The material of the article may be used as a basis for reviewing the list of Irkutsk historical and cultural heritage.


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Key words: wooden decor, architectural styles, wooden architecture, architecture of Irkutsk

Russian text of this article

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