Monday, June 29, 2009
The tenth volume in the “Discovering Russia” book series has been published, featuring text and photographs by William Brumfield, professor of Russian studies at Tulane.
The new book, Kolomna: Architectural Heritage in Photographs, was published in Moscow by Tri Kvadrata Publishers with the support of the Kennan Institute. This book, which continues a series on the historic regions of Russia and their architecture, is devoted to the heritage of the city of Kolomna.
The main section of the book consists of a black-and-white photographic survey of buildings. The negatives for these photographs are preserved in the William Brumfield Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Brumfield, a leading specialist on the history of Russian architecture, also is a significant contributor to the two-volume Oxford Companion to Architecture, which will be published soon by Oxford University Press. He wrote two dozen entries and articles on Russian architecture for the volumes.
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