Summer Palaces of the Romanovs Treasures from Tsarskoye Selo
List Price: $100.00
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 12.50" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Situated just south of St. Petersburg, the Russian imperial residence ofTsarskoye Selo is now more than three hundred years old. TsarskoyeSelo (Tsar’s Village) was once a modest estate housing a summerresidence for Catherine I, second wife of Peter the Great. The buildingnow known as the Catherine Palace was extensively rebuilt by EmpressElizabeth and then lavishly refurbished by Catherine the Great. Thisempress's love of art and decoration is evident in the sumptuous interiorsand in the extensive park, filled with fanciful pavilions, bridges, andmonuments. Catherine also commissioned the neoclassical AlexanderPalace for her favorite grandson, the future Alexander I; this laterbecame home More...
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