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Design Gallery: The Art Nouveau Dacha | reviews, news & interviews

Design Gallery: The Art Nouveau Dacha

Design Gallery: The Art Nouveau Dacha

Reproductions from Vladimir Story's historic dacha designs

Vladimir Story's 1917 brochure for patterns for building Russia's traditional wooden country houses - called dachas - has been rescued from oblivion by the chance discovery of an ancient copy of it in Georgia. Now reprinted, The Art Nouveau Dacha: designs by Vladimir Story reveals with marvellous detail a unique house-building tradition full of details and requirements that are as modern nearly a century later. Read the story of this book in theartsdesk's Books/Art section, and enjoy a selection of reproductions from everything from a grand "English-style" mansion to a whimsical little children's pergola perched on a tree stump.
A place for the family horse and bath-houses were as essential then as garages and en suite bathrooms now. Insulation was an obsession

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