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Russian Architectural Heritage

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Odegaard Undergraduate Library


From 2 pm to 2:30 pm this event will be held on the 2nd and 3rd floor promenades of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

From 2:30 pm to 4 pm this event will be held in Walker Ames Room 225, Kane Hall.

Please RSVP here.

2 pm to 2:30 pm: View the exhibit, "Architecture at the End of the Earth," with commentary by the photographer, Professor William Brumfield of Tulane University. Russian choral music will be performed by the choir of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Seattle, under the direction of Gregory Kotar.

2:30 pm to 4 pm: Slide lecture by William Brumfield, Architecture of the Russian North, with additional remarks from University of Washington faculty and local experts Christopher Campbell, Elena Campbell, Ivan Drpić, Ellen
Hurst and others. Reception to follow.

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.

On loan from the Wolk Architectural Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose staff developed it, the exhibit 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.

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