Nineteenth-Century Architecture of Tbilisi as a Reflection of Cultural and Social History

Nino Chanishvili

The city of Tbilisi underwent incredibly rapid development in the 19th century. From a feudal town, it grew into one of the most important metropolises of the Russian Empire and became the major political, administrative and cultural center of the South Caucasus. The present article purports to explain how the social and the cultural context of Tbilisi reverberated on the face of the city.

Nino Chanishvili has visited four sites. As well as the main study into The Architecture of Tbilisi, she has also written reports on the architecture of Salonica, Sarajevo and Baku.