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  • Facade 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.



    Elchin Tofig Oglu Aliyev was born in Baku on September 18, 1967.

    In 1989, he graduated with distinction from the Department of Architecture, Azerbaijan Institute for Engineering and Construction. He passed his internship at S.V.S.T. (Slovakian Higher Technical School, Bratislava). From 1988 till the collapse of the USSR, he had been Chairman of the South-Caucasian Section, the USSR Society of Young Architects. His professional membership includes the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan (from 1989), Board thereof, and  Union of Designers of Azerbaijan (from 1998). He has obtained his PhD in Architecture (1998). He has developed and implemented more than 70 architectural and design projects. His projects have been awarded in Russia, Iran, the US, Turkey, France, Germany and Georgia. The Union of Architects of Azerbaijan has repeatedly recognized Elchin T.Aliyev the best architect in the country. In 2008, the Union awarded him the Honorary Golden Badge. He has also been awarded Diplomas and Letters-of-Gratitude by foreign national unions of architects and designers, the International Association of Unions of Architects, Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, and other governmental, public and international organisations. He has written three books and more than thirty scientific articles in the field of architecture, design and urban development. 

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