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St. Petersburg: Architecture of the Tsars

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Before becoming a city, St. Petersburg was a utopian vision in the mind of its founder, Peter the Great. Conceived by him as Russia's "window to the West," it evolved into a remarkably harmonious assemblage of baroque, rococo, neoclassical, and art nouveau buildings that reflect his taste and that of his successors, including Anna I, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, and Paul I.

Crisscrossed by rivers and canals, this "Venice of the North," as Goethe dubbed it, is of unique beauty. Never before has that beauty been captured as eloquently as on the pages of this sumptuous volume. From the stately mansions lining the fabled Nevsky Prospekt to the magnificent palaces of the tsars on the outskirts of the city, including Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo, Oranienbaum, Gatchina, and Pavlovsk, photographer Alexander Orloff's portrait of St. Petersburg does full justice to the vision of its founder and namesake. The text, by art historian Dmitri Shvidkovsky, chronicles the history of the city's planning and construction from Peter the Great's time to the reign of the last tsar, Nicholas II. Anyone who has ever visited--or dreamed of visiting--the city of "white nights" will find St. Petersburg irresistible.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789202178
Author:
Orloff, Alexander
Author:
Orloff, Alexander
Author:
Goodman, John
Author:
itri O. Shvidkovsky
Author:
Shvidkovsky, Dmitri
Author:
Shvidkovsky, Dmitri O.
Author:
M. D.
Author:
Shvidkovskii, D. O.
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Architecture, baroque
Subject:
Saint Petersburg (Russia) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
Saint Petersburg
Subject:
Neoclassicism
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Neoclassicism (Architecture)
Subject:
Architecture -- Russia (Federation)
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
84-97
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
12.6 x 11.1 in 95.4 oz

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