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The Irkutsk Temples. Cultural Phenomenon of "Siberian Baroque"

Alla Korzun

Abstract


The article reveals an architectural phenomenon of “Siberian Baroque” on the example of the Irkutsk temples built in the 18th century. It shows peculiarities of this variation and its occurrence in the composition and decoration of temples. There were two levels of local architectural interpretation of Baroque (professional and folk levels) that affected the formation of this unique style. Architectural and art features of the Irkutsk temples are described with reference to economic, political and cultural life of the city of that period.


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Irkutsk temples; Siberian Baroque; architectural interpretations

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.41.753

DOI (PDF (Русский)): http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.41.753.755



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