18.09.2006 | recent publications
by Istituto Nazionale di Architettura
a cura di Nicola Navone e Letizia Tedeschi
24 x 28 cm, XXIV-936 pp.
306 ill. col. e 384 ill. b/n
2 volumi cartonati in cofanetto
€ 160 / frs 240.-
The broadest and most closely examined survey of the Italian sources of Russian neoclassicism, a style which from the second half of the 18th century gave form and identity to St Petersburg, raising it to the level of a modern and “enlightened” European capital. But it is a style that can also be retraced to Moscow and to the cities of southern Russia, where it serves to bring about architectural and town-planning renewal. The work, resulting from collaboration between western and Russian scholars, offers an innovative (artistic but also social) picture of one of the most fruitful periods in Russian history, stretching from Catherine II’s accession to the throne in 1762 to the death of her grandson, Tsar Alexander I in 1825.