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Russian Architecture and the West

ISBN-10: 0300109121
ISBN-13: 9780300109122
Edition: 2007
List price: $95.00
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Description: This is the first book to show the development of Russian architecture over the past thousand years as a part of the history of Western architecture. Dmitry Shvidkovsky, Russia’s leading architectural historian, departs from the accepted notion that  More...

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List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 11.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 6.248
Language: English

This is the first book to show the development of Russian architecture over the past thousand years as a part of the history of Western architecture. Dmitry Shvidkovsky, Russia’s leading architectural historian, departs from the accepted notion that Russian architecture developed independent of outside cultural influences and demonstrates that, to the contrary, the influence of the West extends back to the tenth century and continues into the present. He offers compelling assessments of all the main masterpieces of Russian architecture and frames a radically new architectural history for Russia.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; The book systematically analyzes Russian buildings in relation to developments in European art, pointing out where familiar European features are expressed in Russian projects. Special attention is directed toward decorations based on Byzantine models; the heritage of Italian master builders and carvers; the impact of architects and others sent by Elizabeth I; the formation of the Russian Imperial Baroque; the Enlightenment in Russian art; and 19th- and 20th-century European influences. With over 300 specially commissioned photographs of sites throughout Russia and western Europe, this magnificent book is both beautiful and groundbreaking.

Between Byzantine and Romanesque
A choice of faith and a choice of architecture
The architecture of Kievan Rus' : the emergence of a model for sacred buildings
Romanesque in North-eastern Rus' : the architecture of Vladimir - historical context
The earliest cathedrals of North-eastern Rus'
The churches of Andrey Bogolyubsky and the Lombard masters
The Cathedral of St Demetrius and the depiction of paradise
St George's Cathedral in Yur'yev-Pol'sky : an encyclopedia of Russian Romanesque
The Mongol invasion and the absence of Gothic
The beginnings of Moscow architecture
The Moscow renaissance
Byzantine masters in Renaissance Italy and Moscow
The prospects of a Moscow "renaissance"
Foreigners' accounts of new buildings in Moscow at the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
Aristotele Fioravanti and Filarete
Aristotele Fioravanti in Italy
Fioravanti, Cardinal Vissarion and Semyon Tolbuzin
The architectural programme of the Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin and the "early Greek piety laid down by God"
The building of Fioravanti's Cathedral of the Dormition
Russian, Italian and Byzantine features of the Cathedral of the Dormition
The Solari building dynasty in Milan and Moscow
The late fifteenth-century Lombard fortifications and Grand Princes' Palace in the Kremlin
Alevisio Lamberti da Montagnana and the burial-place of the princes of Moscow
Moscow traditional architecture in the Renaissance period
The symbolism of the third Rome : Vasily III and the church of the ascension in Kolomenskoye
Post-Byzantine "mannerism" in the Muscovite state
Post-Byzantine "mannerism"? : the stylistic features of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Russian architecture
St Basil's cathedral and the architectural tastes of Ivan the Terrible
The meaning of St Basil's cathedral
New tower-form and traditional churches in the second half of the sixteenth century
English architects at the court of Ivan the Terrible
The reign of Boris Godunov : tradition and a new wave of Italianisms
The architecture of the first of the Romanovs and Christopher Galloway
The architecture of Alexis Mikhaylovich
Russian imperial baroque
Peter the Great's architectural reforms
Architectural "manners" in Moscow in the early Petrine era
The founding of St Petersburg and the transformation of Moscow : the image of a new empire
Peter the Great's foreign architects
Baroque St Petersburg
The birth of Russian imperial baroque
The style of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli
The Russian enlightenment
"Legislomania" and the architectural utopia of Catherine the Great
Jean-Baptiste-Michel Vallin de la Mothe and the emergence of Russian neoclassicism
Antonio Rinaldi and the brief life of Russian rococo
Russian pupils of Charles de Wailly : the return of Vasily Bazhenov and Ivan Starov
Catherine the Great's architectural programme for Moscow : Vasily Bazhenov, Matvey Kazakov and Nicolas Legrand
The revival of antiquity and palladianism : Charles-Louis Clerisseau, Charles Cameron, Giacomo Quarenghi and Nikolay L'vov
Town and country in the age of enlightenment
Architecture and politics in the last years of the reign of Catherine the Great
The European century
Neoclassicism, the Russian style and eclecticism
Vincenzo Brenna and the architectural fate of Paul I
The "Rome prize" style in St Petersburg in the reign of Alexander I
Moscow after the fire of 1812 : Iosif Bove and Domenico Gilardi
Vying with ancient Rome : the St Petersburg of Karl Rossi, Vasily Stasov and Auguste-Ricard de Montferrand
Utopia in neoclassical garb : William Hastie's model planning system
From gothic revival to Russian style
Alexander II and Alexander III : an era of retrospection
Russian art nouveau and neoclassical nostalgia on the eve of revolution
The Soviet and post-Soviet eras
The architecture of Soviet Russia and the West
The Soviet neoclassical revival and its displacement by industrialized architecture
Architecture of the post-Soviet era

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