Presentation of a book entitled ‘Old Sukhum’ held in Abkhazian capital
The book tells about Sukhum’s architecture of the end of 19th –beginning of 20th century. A prominent historian, artist and archaeologist had been collecting materials for the book for over 30 years.
As Giorgi Baronin, an Abkhaz art restorer and architect, pointed out, Agumaa’s book is valuable, first of all, because it records the architectural history of the city, which changed several political regimes in a relatively short period of time. This, in turn, couldn’t but leave its imprint on Sukhum’s architecture.
Anzor Agumaa (1958 – 2012) used to be the head of Department for Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Abkhazia for 20 years. He was the research fellow at the Abkhaz Institute of Humanitarian Studies after Dmitry Gulia. He was an author of a number of books.
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