S. V. Zagraevsky
Published in Russian: Çàãðàåâñêèé Ñ.Â. Íîâûå èññëåäîâàíèÿ ïàìÿòíèêîâ àðõèòåêòóðû
Àëåêñàíäðîâñêîé ñëîáîäû. M.:
Àëåâ-Â, 2008. ISBN
Professor S.V. Zagraevsky
dedicated his new researches
to the controversial issues of the date and the authorship of the Trinity
(previously Intersession) Cathedral, the bell
The dating of these temples by
1510-s, proposed by the outstanding researcher of Sloboda
monuments W.W. Kawelmacher, is confirmed.
A high probability that the author
of the palace-temple complex of Grand Prince Vasily
III in Alexandrov Sloboda
was the architect of Archangel Cathedral in
The reconstruction of the
The question of the origin of ancient
Russian hipped-roof architecture is studied considering the fact that the first
hipped-roof temple in
The Appendix contains the biography of
W.W. Kawelmacher (1933-2004) and the author’s
memories about him.
This publication is dedicated to the
memory of W.W. Kawelmacher and is a donation of the
author to the Museum "Alexandrov Sloboda".
The following text
was translated from Russian original by the computer program
and has not
yet been edited.
So it can be used
only for general introduction.
Reserve Museum "Alexandrovskaya Sloboda"
The presence of
distinguished by its artistic level and the historical importance of the
monuments of architecture Alexander settlement have made it one of the most attractive
objects of research since the end of XIX century. According to the outstanding
scientist A.I. Nekrasov, "monuments of Alexandrov Sloboda - not any
provincial structures, and are standing in the first row%2
The book SV zagraevsky
"New study of architectural monuments of Alexandrov Sloboda" - a
tribute to his father, who devoted more than 20 years studying the unique
medieval ensemble, Kavelmahera. Great connoisseur of early Moscow architecture,
Italian architecture, Wolfgang Volfgangovich investigated the temples of
XIV-XVI centuries in Mozhaisk, Volokolamsk, Kolomna, Sergiev Posad, Zvenigorod,
worked on the Dating of monuments of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the
Iosifo-Volokolamsk and Novodevichy monasteries, worked on the construction
history and reconstruction of the original form of the cathedrals of the Moscow
Kremlin. Alexandrovskaya Sloboda was for him not just another object, it was
his sincere affection for life. His many years of work in the Museum
"Alexandrovskaya Sloboda" it is difficult to overestimate.
It is here, in the
village, Wolfgang volfgangovicha were born completely new perspectives on the
history of Russian architecture of the late middle ages, in particular, on the
Dating of the largest monuments of Alexandrov Sloboda: the Trinity Cathedral,
Crucifixion and intercession churches.
Sergey Volfgangovich in
his work defending the fundamental views of the father, adding new arguments. I
can't judge about these most complicated scientific problems, disputes which do
not cease to this day. Not oborvis so suddenly life Wolfgang volfgangovicha, it
would be found a lot of new evidence, the results of the architectural and
archaeological research, which in recent years so successfully carried out by
the Moscow archaeologist Mevinolin and archaeologists Hermitage Svetosistem and
Eaaou. Their findings confirm many assumptions Kavelmahera. Open the remains
unseen lost constructions of the ensemble: the fortress walls, palaces
We, the staff of the
Museum, it is extremely important to all aspects of the study of the monuments
of Alexandrov Sloboda, a multiplicity of points of view, first of all,
connected with their Dating. And we are grateful Svedarausko for his work, for
the efforts that he is making for the further study of the scientific heritage
of the father, for the memory of W.W. kawelmacher as amazing man and unique
Director of the Museum
Honored worker of
culture of the Russian Federation.
© Sergey Zagraevsky