Vladimir Aleksandrovich Pokrovskii

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Pokrovskii, Vladimir Aleksandrovich


Born Mar. 6 (18), 1871, in Moscow; died 1931 in Leningrad (?). Russian architect. Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1909).

Pokrovskii studied at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts from 1892 to 1898. He taught at the academy (1912–17), at the Women’s Polytechnic Institute, and at the Institute of Civil Engineers. Pokrovskii worked in what is known as the neo-Russian style, adapting elements of national architecture to meet the aesthetic demands of the art nouveau style. His works include a memorial church near Leipzig (1912–13); a savings bank in Moscow (1914, with B. M. Nilus); a bank in Nizhny Novgorod (present-day Gorky; 1913); and a building complex (“Fedorov town”) in Tsarskoe Selo (present-day city of Pushkin), which includes a cathedral (1912), military barracks (1910–12), and an officers’ club (1910–12). Pokrovskii was among the designers of the Volkhov Hydroelectric Power Plant, which opened in 1926.


Kirikov, B. M. “Akademik arkhitektury V. A. Pokrovskii.” Vestnik Leningradskogo universiteta, 1972, no. 2, issue 1, pages 149–52.
Kirichenko, E. I. “Poiski natsional’nogo stilia ν tvorchestve arkhitektora V. A. Pokrovskogo.” In Arkhitekturnoe nasledstvo. Moscow, 1973, issue 21, pages 69–82.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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