Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art


Ph. D. in Art history, Deputy Director for Science of the State Art Institute of the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, leading researcher at Department of ancient Russian art

Graduated from the Department of architecture, Yerevan Polytechnic university in 1985 and completed his PhD “Origins of the Caucasian tetraconch churches with corner niches” in 1991. He completed his second PhD “Church architecture in the Caucasian countries in the 7thcentury: tradition formation and development” in 2007.

Armen Kazaryan is a member of Union of architects in Armenia, International Union of artists in Russia and ICOMOS/Armenia, representative of Armenia in ICORP/ICOMOS.

Research interests

  • Early Christian and Medieval architecture

  • Monumental sculpture in Armenia and Caucasian countries

  • Byzantine architecture

  • Some aspects of ancient Russian and Roman architecture

  • Armenian architecture of the 20–21stcenturies

  • Restoration



  • The Cathedral of Holy Ejmiacin and the Eastern Christian architecture of the 4th–7thcCenturies, Moscow, 2007

  • Church architecture of the Caucasian countries in the 7thcentury: tradition establishment and development. 4 volumes. Moscow, 2012

  • Mason’s autographs on the monumental buildings of the 7th century Armenia, Iberia and Caucasian Albania. Moscow, 2012

  • Architecture of the Caucasian countries in the 4–14thcenturies: MA course. Moscow, 2013


  • Altar screen and liturgical space of the Zvartnots // iconostasis: origins - development – symbolism. Moscow, 2000

  • Muqarnas drawing from the 13thcentury Armenia and the use of architectural drawings during the Middle Ages // Muqarnas. An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World. Vol. 18. Leiden, Brill, 2001.

  • La «Sala con cuґpola» de la iglesia Armenia de Arutch (s. VII) y sus fuentes en la tradicioґn arquitectoґnica de Constantinopla // Erytheia. Revista de estudios bizantinos y neogriegos. Vol. 22. 2001.

  • Armenian architecture in the 4–7thcenturies and early Christian architecture in the neighbouring countries // Byzantine annual, Moscow, 2001

  • Triple-concha cross-domed churches in Caucasian contries and Byzantine // Byzantine world: art in Constantinople and national traditions. Moscow, 2005

  • New data on the Artsvaberd church. Research on tetra-conch churchs with corner niches // Byzantine and Medieval Russian art compendium dedicated to A.I. Komech. Moscow, 2008

  • Cupola domes in Armenian and Georgian churches of the 7thcentury: features and ways of development // Academia. Architecture and construction. № 2. Moscow, 2007.

  • The «Classical» tradition of the 7th century architecture in Armenia and Georgia: Meaning for its Place in East-Christian Art // Anadolu ve Зevresinde ORTAЗA (Anatolia and Its Vicinity in Middle Age). Vol. 3. Ankara: AKVAD, 2009.

  • Album of measurements by D. I. Grimm and a project for the Surb Karapet church in Nakhichevan-on-Don // Architectural heritage, dedicated to the memory of K. Khapakhchyan. Moscow, 2009

  • Images of “mair ekeletsi” (Mother church) ihn Armenian and Georgian architecture // Mediaval Russian art. Idea and image. Researching Byzantine and Medieval Russian art. Moscow, 2009

  • The Blind Arcade in Medieval Architecture of Armenia and Georgia. Springs of Idea and Principal Stages of Development // Anadolu Kьltьrlerinde Sьreklilik ve Deiim, Dr. A. Mine Kadirolu’ na Armean / Edit. A. Ceren Erel, B. ler, N. Peker, G. Sar. Ankara: Hacettepe university, 2011.

  • Trumpet vault ceiling. Origins and evolution within the domes // Architectural heritage. Moscow, 2012.