Byzantine Churches of Alberta: Photographs by Orest Semchishen

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Byzantine Churches of Alberta: Photographs by Orest Semchishen
Edited by Hubert Hohn

square 8vo. unpaginated. b/w illustrations. paperback wrs. (fine condition). Edmonton: The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1976.

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These primarily small chapels were built by local craftsmen, employing local, readily available materials, and using simple, straightforward methods of construction. Frequently these structures exhibit extensive folkart characteristics and a high degree of corresponding aesthetic sensitivity.

Many of these churches are being indiscriminately destroyed to make room for new and less valuable construction and since some of them are of considerable architectural value, there is a great need for preservation or at least proper documentation of these buildings.