Byzantine symbolism in sacred architecture in Eastern Galicia at the turn of the XIX-early XX century

Bohdan Cherkes,

Andriy Borys


Sacral architecture in Western Ukraine, first of all in Galicia, since the beginning of the twentieth century defined by the obvious search and articulation of local identity, arose in terms of the general process of political nations in Eastern Europe. The long break both in the continuity of generations and in the practice of sacred buildings design between periods at the turn of XIX–XX and at the turn of XX–XXI centuries, led to significant losses in the theoretical and practical use of the experience of the galaxy of Galician architects of the Austrian and Inter-War periods, which formed morphological basis of the architectural definition of a church in Ukrainian-Byzantine tradition.

Słowa kluczowe: byzantine symbolism, sacred architecture, Eausten Galicia

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