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Images of space : St. Petersburg in the visual and verbal arts

Author: G Z Kaganov; Sidney Monas
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The highly original work is about the spatial imagination as it has manifested itself in one of the most beautiful and historically important cities in the world. The subject is not the buildings, trees, and rivers of St. Petersburg, but the spaces between them: space as a conceptual interval, not as emptiness. Emptiness and space are not synonyms, the author argues. One way or another, space is formed and shaped
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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Z Kaganov; Sidney Monas
ISBN: 0804727422 9780804727426
OCLC Number: 34933637
Description: xxv, 206 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 x 24 cm
Other Titles: Sankt-Peterburg.
Responsibility: Grigory Kaganov ; translated by Sidney Monas.
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