Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe by David Buxton
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe
By David Buxton

The Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe

An Introductory Survey

By (author) See other recent books by David Buxton
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $84.95
Your Price: $76.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.82 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe by David Buxton

Book Description

Previously issued in 1981, this book examines the wooden church architecture of Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe is the principal refuge of styles and techniques of 'solid' timber and log building which were once far more widespread. These same building methods were once well known in central Europe too but the increasing scarcity of forest resources prompted the development of timber-framing or half-timbering as a more economical alternative. This system exerted an influence over wide areas of eastern Europe, and Mr Buxton devotes some space to a consideration of it, but the bulk of the book is concerned with churches built basically in solid timber, though with many refinements and embellishments. The author attempts to show the origin and relationship of the numerous regional styles with notes on their geographical and historical setting. He spent a number of years travelling in eastern Europe gathering material and taking a great many photographs some of which are included in the book; there are also plans and sections of all principal church-types. There are two appendixes: in the first Mr Buxton discusses the relationship between the wooden styles presented here and the American log cabin; the second describes the wooden synagogues of eastern Poland, all tragically lost in the last war.

Buy Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe book by David Buxton from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521090544
ISBN-10: 0521090547
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 210mm x 22mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author David Buxton

Hadfield and Padfield by David Buxton Hadfield and Padfield, Paperback (June 2005)

The communities of Padfield and Hadfield lie in that windswept corner of north Derbyshire close to Glossop and, like their larger sister town, they grew in the nineteenth century as the textile industry brought mills and employment to the area

» View all books by David Buxton


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Wooden Churches of Eastern Europe book by David Buxton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by David Buxton close
Devizes by David Buxton
Hadfield and Padfield by David Buxton
Devizes Voices by David Buxton
BoomerangBooks.com.au close