Today, I am going to tell you about a wonderful book on wooden carving. The book titled A Town Unique in Russia had been published 20 years ago in Vologda
This is how it begins: “Literature on regional studies offers just a fragmentary information about wooden buildings of Vologda. No work focused on the subject has been written so far, except of a booklet published some years ago… ”
If this one had not been printed, this beginning would remain valid until now! With the only difference that now much less wooden houses of Vologda can be shot.
If this one had not been printed, this beginning would remain valid until now! With the only difference that now much less wooden houses of Vologda can be shot., в 93-м.
The book has many photos of houses, streets and parts of wooden houses: balconies, bows, gates and window frames, for sure!
Wooden architecture is described comprehensively: the book gives its history and development, show art nouveau replaced classicism, how the first wave of ravages had flown over the place in 1930s, and how the second one followed in 1960s…
But the most precious part of this book is its map with addresses and descriptions (in some cases even with photos and drawings ) of 148 (!) wooden houses Vologda had had by the year of 1991!
For sure, this book will be with me, when I will go to Vologda! Other books on wooden houses are available here: Books.
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