«Fasade sculptures in Baku»
Baku is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a city with a history of millennia, Azerbaijan’s capital, admired by numerous tourists and visitors.
More than 150 buildings in Baku’s central historical part have been researched by the author. Many of the buildings included have been presented for the first time to the general public, who so have a chance, after long and attentive consideration, to notice multiple beautiful nuances of the facades. Paraphrasing the great Le Corbusier, one can say about the Baku facades at the turn of the 20th century, Exterior is the art of a detail.
The book is nice to open, browse and read as new and new pieces of interesting information appear. Masterpieces by genius architects of their times, Ziverbey Ahmedbeyov, Nikolay Gheorghiyevich Bayev, Konstantin Arkadyevich Borisoglebski, Karl Gustavovich Ghippius, Adolf Vilghelmovich Eichler, Josef Vikentyevich Goslavski, Alexander Platonovich Ivanitski, Anatoliy Nikolayevich Kalghin, Johann Vilghelmovich Edel, Nikolay Avgustovich von der Nonne, Kazimir Brunovich Skurevich, Jacob Josefovich Keylikhis, Robert Robertovich Marfeld, Josef Kasperovich Ploshko, Nikolay Dmitriyevich Prokofyev, Lev Vladimirovich Rudnev, Konstantin Ivanovich Senchikhin, Vladimir Ottovich Simonson, Eugene Yakovlevich Skibinski and many others, loving and creating this city, make up Baku’s spirit ad represent it to the world.
The book is aimed at general public interested in the history and architecture of Baku.