Памятники архитектуры Москвы: Земляной город (Architectural Monuments of Moscow: Earthworks Town). Tamara Moiseeva (Тамара Моисеева), editor. Moscow: Искусство publishers, 1990. 352 pages. Volume 3 in the series "Architectural Monuments of Moscow". First edition of a lovingly produced and well-researched hardcover on the architectural history of the Earthen City, an old part of Moscow, between the Kremlin and Kitai Gorod.
Zemlyanoy Gorod in 17th-century Moscow was the outer ring of the city, surrounded by ramparts and a moat. It surrounded the older moat built by the Italian Renaissance architect Aloisio the New in the early 16th century which delimited Bely Gorod. It covers the area which is now in between the Boulevard Ring and the Garden Ring roads. The book opens with an essay on the town-planning history. The territory is divided into separate sectors. Landmarks within each sector are considered in chronological order. The sections of the book that correspond to the sectors are provided with archival drawings, maps, drawings, old engravings and photographs, to which detailed comments are appended.
Includes two folded leaves of plates laid in. Book near fine, plastic transparent book jacket cover with title a bit worn with a corner flaw. 1 only.