Review article

National romanticism of the early XX century in the two higher schools of architecture in Saint Petersburg








The article regards one of the aspects of the large theme associated with the study of romanticism in the Russian architecture of the end of the XIX - early XX centuries. The authors focus on the «national» branch of the romanticism trend in architecture embodied in two versions known as «Neo-Russian style» and «Northern Art-Nouveaux». As a result of study of some relevant publications and archive materials, it has been figured out to what extent these versions were used in the architectural study practice at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the Institute of Civil Engineers. It is shown, that at the Institute of Civil Engineers the «Northern Art-Nouveaux» aroused an enthusiastic interest, and at the Academy of Fine Arts the «Neo-Russian style» was regarded as more preferable for study. Some brief information regarding the methods typical for these two different versions of the «national» trend in the independent creative practice of the graduates of both schools is provided.


Lisovskiy V. G. Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, St. Petersburg State Academy of Arts St. Petersburg, Russia

Pukharenko Yu. V. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia