The Empress and the Architect: British Architecture and Gardens at the Court of Catherine the Great

The Empress and the Architect: British Architecture and Gardens at the Court of Catherine the Great

by Dimitri Shvidkovsky, D. O. Shvidkovskii
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300065647

ISBN-13: 9780300065640

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book tells the fascinating story of the British architects and gardeners who took neo-classical architecture and landscape design to Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great. Scottish architect Charles Cameron created dazzling and original buildings under the empress's patronage, and he imported a team of British architects, craftsmen and gardeners

Overview

This book tells the fascinating story of the British architects and gardeners who took neo-classical architecture and landscape design to Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great. Scottish architect Charles Cameron created dazzling and original buildings under the empress's patronage, and he imported a team of British architects, craftsmen and gardeners who went on to transform towns and buildings throughout Russia. Splendid photographs of extant palaces and gardens of imperial Russia and archival photographs of others destroyed in World War II fill this beautiful book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300065640
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

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