Item #1904 [TRADITIONAL WOODEN ARCHITECTURE] Krest’ianskaia izba na Severe Rossii (Totemskii krai) [i.e. Peasant House in the Russian North (Totemsky District)]. D. I. Osipov.
[TRADITIONAL WOODEN ARCHITECTURE] Krest’ianskaia izba na Severe Rossii (Totemskii krai) [i.e. Peasant House in the Russian North (Totemsky District)]
[TRADITIONAL WOODEN ARCHITECTURE] Krest’ianskaia izba na Severe Rossii (Totemskii krai) [i.e. Peasant House in the Russian North (Totemsky District)]
[TRADITIONAL WOODEN ARCHITECTURE] Krest’ianskaia izba na Severe Rossii (Totemskii krai) [i.e. Peasant House in the Russian North (Totemsky District)]

[TRADITIONAL WOODEN ARCHITECTURE] Krest’ianskaia izba na Severe Rossii (Totemskii krai) [i.e. Peasant House in the Russian North (Totemsky District)]

Totma: Tip. Totemskogo Otdela Mestnogo Khoziaistva, 1924. Item #1904

[4], 20 pp., 8 ills. Original illustrated front wrapper preserved. No back cover, some foxing.

One of 600 copies produced. Very rare provincial print.

First issue of a series “Reports of Scientific Society for Research of the Region of the Totma Museum called after A.V. Lunacharsky”.
This book on architecture of the Vologda province was written by Dmitry Osipov (1887-1934). He was a member of the Association of Urbanist Architects headed by N. Ladovsky. In 1918, Osipov won a competition on designing a Monument of the Soviet Constitution. Being a central structure in Lenin’s Plan of Monumental Propaganda, it was located on Tverskaya square in 1918-1941.
He also co-designed with L. Vesnin the village of Kizelovskaya power plant in 1921. Together with A. Rukhliadev, he released some technical publications. This book was aimed to inherit useful principles of North construction in contemporary wooden buildings.
The edition comprises 8 full-page lino-cuts by artist Evgeny Pravednikov (1890-1940). Born in St. Petersburg, Evgeny Pravednikov first studied at Penza Art School, then at the Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. He began contributing in prerevolutionary periodicals with caricatures but was forced to move in the province after 1917. Thus he turned up in Totma (a town of the Vologda province). Pravednikov lived in Totma for about ten years. There he taught drawing at the Petrovsky Craft School and headed its art department. In the early 1920s, he led the historical and archaeological department at the Totma Museum. He is credited with the discovery and study of some early Soviet archaeological sites: Chernyakovskaya, Borovskoye, Krestovskaya, the Pustoshensky burial ground, and the Starototemskoye settlement. Pravednikov traveled a lot around the region, making sketches of wooden architecture. In that new atheist state, he initiated preservation of monuments of iconography and church arts and crafts. Pravednikov insisted on museum storage of monuments, although he collaborated with the magazine “Crocodile”, caustically ridiculing clergy and religion under the pseudonym Alexander Topikov. In 1927, Pravednikov tried to encourage local authorities to finance a large-scale historical and ethnographic expedition through the region, but he was refused. Then, Pravednikov family left for Moscow where he embarked on book design. During the Great Purge, the artist was arrested and executed in prison.

Not found in the USA.

Price: $950.00

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