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Date

8-1976

Description

The State Historical Museum is located at the end of Red Square in Moscow. It was designed by Sherwood and Semyonov (Berton, 177) at the end of the nineteenth century. It’s facade employs a psuedo-Russian style which arbitrarily incorporates designs from older wooden architecture and medieval Russian motifs on cube shaped classical structures. In the translation, ironically, the meaning and significance has been lost and has been criticized by some as appearing contrived, perhaps reflecting the architects self consciousness of the buildings proximity to the glorious architecture of the St. Basil.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Osipovich_Shervud (accessed May 29, 2012)

Barton, Kathleen. Moscow: An Architectural History (New York, 1977). pp. 175-7

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Historical_Museum (accessed May 29, 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1832-1897

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Subject Headings

Architecture, Modern -- 19th century -- Eclecticism in architecture; Red Square (Moscow, Russia);

Country Name

Russia

Region Name

Central

City Name

Moscow

Keywords

psuedo-Russian, architecture, 19th century, museum, street scene, Moscow, Red Square

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