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Russian architecture and the West

Author: D O Shvidkovskiĭ
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 independently of outside cultural influences and demonstrates that, on the contrary, the influence of the West extends back to the tenth  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D O Shvidkovskiĭ
ISBN: 0300109121 9780300109122
OCLC Number: 76798008
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2007.
Description: 434 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: I. 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 --
II. 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 in 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 --
III. Post-Byzantine "Mannerism" in 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. IV. 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 Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli --
V. 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 Clérisseau, 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 --
VI. 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 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 --
VII. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras : The architecture of Soviet Russia and the West --
The Soviet Neoclassical Revival and its replacement by industrialized architecture --
Architecture of the Post-Soviet era.
Responsibility: Dmitry Shvidkovskiy.
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