March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 44 December 2013

History of architecture

Asmankina Valentina A.

PhD student.
Research supervisor: Professor M.G. Meyerovich, DSc. (History).
Irkutsk State Technical University,
Irkutsk, Russia, e-mail: v.asmankina@mail.ru

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 article reviews classist forms and techniques in the 19th century wooden civil architecture of Irkutsk. The study is the first of its kind to systematize the decorative elements of wooden classicism (balusters, pilasters, pilaster strips, modillions, coronals, etc.) by characteristic feature (form, specifics of decorative design, location on the facade) and brings them into classification groups. The research procedure is based on comprehensive collection, examination and analysis of pre-revolutionary and modern-day sources: written and graphic archival materials and results of field surveys with photofixation and graphic analysis. The examination of the decorative design of the facades confirms a consistent influence of classicism traditions on wooden residential architecture of Irkutsk throughout the 19th century.

Key words: classicism, architecture of Irkutsk, wooden architecture, façade decoration


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