In the course of implementation of biannual projects, IICAS is preparing for publication the monograph “Bukhara School of Architecture of the 15-17th centuries (features and dynamics of development)" by Dr. Mavlyuda Abbasova-Yusupova - professor, Doctor of Architecture, Head of Department of Architecture of the Institute of Art Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The book, comprising five chapters, in an exciting and easily-comprehensible manner describes the evolution of the architecture of the Bukhara oasis and the city of Bukhara during the heyday of the 15th-17th centuries, reveals its artistic, typological, constructive and local features, as well as interactions with the architecture of other regions of Central Asia and the Middle East. For the first time, the monograph contains a number of understudied structures and new data, as well as analytical tables in which the author systematizes data on the typology, structures and architectural decoration of the oasis monuments. The monograph is illustrated by more than 300 images and drawings, which also include a number of rare and previously unpublished historical and archival materials.
The first version of the monograph, published in 2014 in a small print run of 100 copies in Russian, generated great interest and was promptly distributes mainly among expert community. Thanks to financial grant by IICAS, the updated, redesigned version of this research will be published in both Russian and English. The monograph will be published in English for the first time, translated by a native speaker Catherine Juddelson (supported by the Barakat Foundation, Oxford, England). The book is also supplemented with new illustrative material and a more comprehensive scientific apparatus (indexes, etc.).
The monograph will be interesting and useful to researchers of medieval architecture, specialists in the restoration and preservation of architectural monuments, university students and lecturers and everyone interested in the architectural heritage of Central Asia.
The publication is expected to be released in mid-2021.