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Wooden Churches

 
Author meltwaterfalls
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#1 | Posted: 30 May 2013 16:58 
As it looks like we are going to have another batch of Carpathian wooden churches added to the list this year (Wooden Tserkvas) I was just wondering if anyone out there has any information in general about the differences and specifics of the various groups of Wooden Churches on the list.

A friend of Mrs Meltwaterfalls has the opportunity to investigate them a little further and I was just wondering if anyone had some good knowledge/ resources that we can start from.

I would also be fairly interested as small Carpathian wooden ecclesiastical buildings would now be as well represented on the list as ancient Egypt, so it would be good to see what was so special about them.

Author winterkjm
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#2 | Posted: 30 May 2013 22:37 
meltwaterfalls:
small Carpathian wooden ecclesiastical buildings


Great description!

Author Solivagant
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#3 | Posted: 31 May 2013 01:19 | Edited by: Solivagant 
meltwaterfalls:
I was just wondering if anyone had some good knowledge/ resources that we can start from.


This seems to be the "standard work" on the subject - a bit pricey for a passing interest but, no doubt, available through the Library system. The Amazon site gives a chance to look at the contents and some individual pages

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wooden-Churches-Eastern-Europe-Introductory/dp/0521090547

Author elsslots
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#4 | Posted: 31 May 2013 07:25 
meltwaterfalls:
the differences and specifics of the various groups of Wooden Churches on the list.

they are considered to represent the best examples of horizontal squared log construction with sophisticated corner joints in the region (AB ev)

so now you know!
according to the comparative analysis, it's mainly the typology that's different

that the wooden churches are so abundant in that region comes from the fact that it is very forested
in another region (like NL, Denmark), the use of brick is common
we have many examples of brick architecture too, so...

Author Khuft
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#5 | Posted: 31 May 2013 07:52 
elsslots:
in another region (like NL, Denmark), the use of brick is common
we have many examples of brick architecture too, so...


So there you go! Proposal for a new WHS: "Brick kerken of the Low Countries"

Author meltwaterfalls
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#6 | Posted: 3 Jun 2013 11:37 
Sorry for the delay in getting back, but thanks for the feedback, should hopefully come in useful, perhaps for a slightly underwhelming/ niche future holiday!

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