March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 57 March 2017

History of architecture

Gerasimov Alexander P.

PhD. (Architecture), Associate Professor,
Subdepartment of Theory and History of Architecture Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building,
Tomsk, Russia, e-mail: gap11@sibmail.com


The article reviews the planning and development of provincial cities in Siberia. From the 18th century, elevation series were designed for public buildings, and the process of "type and replication building» started with the emergence of a new direction in local architecture, "Classicism". Classicism in Siberia was associated with Catherine II (1762–1796) reforms which served as a reason and basis for the development of Classicism in the architecture of St.-Petersburg and Moscow. Those transformations directly affected Western Siberia as well, where both stone and wooden buildings were constructed based on type designs. The article focuses mainly on wooden "Empire" houses.

Key words: town-planning, wooden architecture, art directions, architectural styles


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Russian text of this article

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