Russian Medieval Architecture in the 18th Century: Survival and Revival
The article deals withe an important phenomenon of the developement of Russian Architecture in the 18th century: the survival of medieval features of the buildings in the remote regions throught the whole century till early 19th century. The author shows how different where the mechanisms of the formal architectural language which help the builders and sponsors to embody the memory of Middle Ages in their Baroque era constructions. Moreover, the author argues that sometimes towards the end of the century, when the medieval tradition was almost dead, the partons and their architects were intentionally archaizing their buildings, creating some kind on Post-Byzantine Revival. The authior argues, this medieval Revival was widespread and important phenomenon, deserving consequently future studies.