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EXHIBIT: Architecture at the End of the Earth: William Craft Brumfield’s Photographs of the Russian North
EXHIBIT: Architecture at the End of the Earth: William Craft Brumfield’s Photographs of the Russian North
WhenWednesday, Apr 12 – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Campus locationOdegaard Undergraduate Library (OUG)
Event typesExhibits
Description

The exhibit features both color and black and white prints of noteworthy structures in seven distinct locales of subarctic European Russia, with a particular focus on wooden architecture, much of which has been preserved and in use for centuries.  

A professor of Russian literature at Tulane University in New Orleans, William Brumfield is the author of over forty books and hundreds of articles on Russian architectural history and is widely recognized as North America’s foremost expert on the subject.  The UW Libraries has collaborated with Brumfield to develop a database featuring some 30,000 of his digitized images of buildings and cultural landscapes throughout Russia.

Produced by the Wolk Gallery of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, the exhibit was curated by Ulrike Heine in collaboration with the photographer and with contributions by Christianna Bonin, and is based on Brumfield’s recently published book, Architecture at the End of the Earth (Duke University Press, 2015); his richly illustrated History of Russian Architecture  was published in 2004 by the University of Washington Press.

EVENT: William Brumfield will lecture at UW on May 6, 2:00 p.m.
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