Item #5221 Splendours of Leningrad. Abraam L. Kaganovich.
Splendours of Leningrad

Splendours of Leningrad

London: Barrie & Rockliff: The Cresset Press, 1969.


Item #5221

Hardcover, dust jacket
186 pp., illustrated

Peter the Great's decision in 1703 to build St Petersburg on the marshy banks of the Neva was more than a daring experiment. In providing Oriental Russia with s "window on Europe" the Czar deliberately gambled with the future. Yet the huge Fortress of SS. Peter and Paul rose from the empty marshes as did innumerable palaces, one more magnificent than the other. Rastrelli, Rinaldi, Trezzini, Rossi, Kokorinov, Starov, Zakharov and many other gifted architects made St. Petersburg a jewel of Baroque architecture.

Fabulously illustrated with 123 fine color plates and 57 in black and white; map on lining papers.


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