The Empress Of Art Catherine The Great And The Transformation Of Russia


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The Empress Of Art Catherine The Great And The Transformation Of Russia

The Empress Of Art Catherine The Great And The Transformation Of Russia Author by : Susan Jaques
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016-04-15
Publisher by : Pegasus Books
ISBN : 9781681771144
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Total Download : 672

Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy An art-oriented biography of the mighty Catherine the Great, who rose from seemingly innocuous beginnings to become one of the most powerful people in the world. A German princess who married a decadent and lazy Russian prince, Catherine mobilized support amongst the Russian nobles, playing off of her husband's i
Category: Art

The Empress Of Art

The Empress Of Art Author by : Susan Jaques
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2016
Publisher by :
ISBN : 160598972X
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Total Download : 492

Traces the remarkable history of Catherine the Great's influential art collection and creation of the Hermitage, discussing how her cultural goals were part of a long-term plan to modernize and westernize Russia.
Category: Art

Catherine The Great

Catherine The Great Author by : Virginia Rounding
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007-02-06
Publisher by : St. Martin's Press
ISBN : 1429967986
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Total Download : 748

Dutiful daughter, frustrated wife, passionate lover, domineering mother, doting grandmother, devoted friend, tireless legislator, generous patron of artists and philosophers—the Empress Catherine II, the Great, was all these things, and more. Her reign, the longest in Russian Imperial history, lasted from 1762 until her death in 1796; during those years she built on the work begun by her most famous predecessor, Peter the Great, to establish Russia as a major European power and to transform its new capital, St Petersburg, into a city to rival Paris and London in the beauty of its architectur
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Caesar Of Paris Napoleon Bonaparte Rome And The Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire

The Caesar Of Paris Napoleon Bonaparte Rome And The Artistic Obsession That Shaped An Empire Author by : Susan Jaques
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2018-12-04
Publisher by : Pegasus Books
ISBN : 9781681779409
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Total Download : 955

A monumental cultural history of Napoleon Bonaparte’s fascination with antiquity and how it shaped Paris’ artistic landscape. Napoleon is one of history’s most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome—both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with the Pope and Holy See—have undergone little examination. In The Caesar of Paris, Susan Jaques reveals how Napoleon’s dueling fascination and rivalry informed his effort to turn Paris into “the new Rome”— Europe’s cultural capital—through architectural and artistic commissions around the city. His init
Category: History
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