Aleksandr Georgievich Gabrichevskii
Gabrichevskii, Aleksandr Georgievich
Born Aug. 25 (Sept. 6), 1891, in Moscow; died Sept. 3, 1968, in the village of Planerskoe in the Crimea. Soviet historian and theoretician of the plastic arts, literary scholar, translator, and doctor of the arts (1941). Son of G. N. Gabrichevskii.
Gabrichevskii graduated from the historical-philological department of Moscow University in 1915. In 1918 he began his teaching career (Moscow University, the State Higher Institute of Art and Technology, the Advanced Architecture and Building Institute, and the Graduate Institute of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR in Moscow). He wrote many works on the history and theory of architecture, painting (mainly of the Renaissance), music, and literature. Gabrichevskii directed the publication of many classical works on the history and theory of architecture (including the work of L. B. Alberti, Vitruvius, D. Barbaro, Palladio, Vignola, and G. Vasari). Gabrichevskii also translated Italian Renaissance writers and Dante’s philosophical work Convivio (1968).