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The Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe: An Introductory Survey

David Buxton

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ISBN 10: 0521237866 / ISBN 13: 9780521237864
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 1981
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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hardcover in dust jacket., only the slightest evidence of handling. no flaws - clean, no writing or markings, strong binding. a very well preserved copy.; viii-405pp., 512 b/w photos and illustrations. scholarly, detailed. thorough for an introductory survey. covers russia, ukraine, rumania, hungary, yugoslavia, poland, czechoslovakia, and finland. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 12968

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Title: The Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe: An ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Previously issued in 1981, this book examines the wooden church architecture of Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe is the principal refuge of styles and techniques of 'solid' timber and log building which were once far more widespread. These same building methods were once well known in central Europe too but the increasing scarcity of forest resources prompted the development of timber-framing or half-timbering as a more economical alternative. This system exerted an influence over wide areas of eastern Europe, and Mr Buxton devotes some space to a consideration of it, but the bulk of the book is concerned with churches built basically in solid timber, though with many refinements and embellishments. The author attempts to show the origin and relationship of the numerous regional styles with notes on their geographical and historical setting. He spent a number of years travelling in eastern Europe gathering material and taking a great many photographs some of which are included in the book; there are also plans and sections of all principal church-types. There are two appendixes: in the first Mr Buxton discusses the relationship between the wooden styles presented here and the American log cabin; the second describes the wooden synagogues of eastern Poland, all tragically lost in the last war.

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Previously issued in 1981, this book examines the wooden church architecture of Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe is the principal refuge of styles and techniques of 'solid' timber and log building which were once far more widespread. These same building methods were once well known in central Europe too but the increasing scarcity of forest resources prompted the development of timber-framing or half-timbering as a more economical alternative.

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