Sunday, July 27, 2008

UW Library Exhibit: Russian Architecture in Photographs

Russian Orthodox ChurchNow through August 10th, the Allen Library at the University of Washington is presenting a photographic exhibit of Russian architecture. This selection of color photographic views of noteworthy Russian buildings from the 12th to the 21st centuries were taken by North America's leading expert on Russian architecture, Prof. William Brumfield of Tulane University. The photographs include text commentary provided by UW Libraries.

Click here for a map showing the location of the Allen Library. The exhibit is on the 1st floor balcony.

Online Collection
The William C. Brumfield Russian Architecture Collection is a collaboration between the University of Washington Libraries and William Brumfield to digitize and catalog his photographs of Russian architecture for preservation and study. Russian Orthodox Church interiorProfessor Brumfield's work documents the history of Russian architecture, primarily but not exclusively ecclesiastical, through color and black-and-white photographs made over the last thirty three years.

About Professor Brumfield
A professor of Slavic studies at Tulane University in New Orleans and North America’s leading expert on Russian architecture, William C. Brumfield has photographed noteworthy buildings in hundreds of cities and towns throughout Russia in a career that spans four decades, amassing a collection that numbers 110,000 images and continues to grow.

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