Автор: Ducamp, Emmanuel Название: The Summer Palaces of the Romanovs ISBN: 0500516472 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500516478 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 6207 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Situated just south of St Petersburg, the Russian imperial residence of Tsarskoye Selo is now more than three hundred years old. Tsarskoye Selo the Tsars Village was once a modest estate housing a summer residence for Catherine I, second wife of Peter the Great. The building now known as the Catherine Palace was extensively rebuilt by Empress Elizabeth and then lavishly refurbished by Catherine II, known as Catherine the Great. This empresss love of art and decoration is evident in the sumptuous interiors and in the extensive park, filled with fanciful pavilions, bridges and monuments. Catherine also commissioned the neoclassical Alexander Palace for her favourite grandson, the future Alexander I; this later became home to the last tsar, Nicholas II, and his family until their exile to Siberia. Occupied by the Nazi forces in 1941, Tsarskoye Selo saw its treasures plundered and many of its interiors left derelict. Fortunately, some of its magnificent interiors survived the vicissitudes of history, while others, such as the extravagant Amber Room, have since been painstakingly restored to their former opulence. The estate is not only a piece of art history but a living testimony to the tastes and private passions of the Romanov family. Their clothes and porcelain, their desks and bookshelves build an intimate and involving portrait of life in imperial Russia.
Название: Palaces of Venice ISBN: 8877432942 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788877432940 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2090 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Palaces of Venice" presents 62 great buildings from the 13th to the 19th century. Hundreds of full-colour photographs show the exteriors and the interiors of the palazzi and the text relates the fascinating history of each architectural masterpiece. From the 12th and 13th centuries on, the Venetian Gothic style, much-extolled by John Ruskin in his book "The Stones of Venice", started to develop. The main features of this style were pointed arches, mullioned windows with several lights, and the interplay of coloured marble. As such, the style clearly reveals the Byzantine influence stemming from the political ties and the trading links that Venice had established with the Orient. Today, sadly little remains of the bright multi-coloured effects that were typical of the Venetian Gothic style. In the 13th century, the first monumental private buildings were designed, such as the large Palazzo dei Pesaro, subsequently known as the Fondaco dei Turchi, and the traditional typology of the Venetian palace was drawn up. With its three-part, its function as a residence was combined with that of offices and warehouses. The main facade, with its distinctive central group of windows, invariably gave onto a canal; the entrance hall, stretching from one end of the building to the other and thus giving access to it from both land and water, was flanked by large storehouses on the ground floor; and on the upper floor there were various rooms along the central portego. In the centuries that followed, the architects Mauro Codussi and Jacopo Sansovino reinterpreted these typical features of Venice's Gothic palaces in a Renaissance key, Baldassare Longhena introduced the Baroque taste, and Giannantonio Selva continued to use these Gothic features but adapted them to the neo-classical style. The large number of palaces is a direct result of the burgeoning nobility and the far-reaching branches of the various families. Down the centuries, the various lines of the Contarini family, for example, built more than 25 palaces. In order to distinguish the various residences from one another, they were named combining the family name with a word indicating a specific characteristic of the building or of the family branch itself. Nowadays few palaces still belong to the descendants of those age-old proprietors. Most of patrician families have died out or moved elsewhere, and very few of the surviving families have preserved the heritage of a bygone era. Many palaces have been turned into hotels, some house public and private offices, and others have been divided up into apartments. For all this, Venice has lost none its charm, and the rooms of some palaces still reverberate today with balls and parties organized in honour of some famous guest who had come from afar to drink from, and get drunk on, the magical atmosphere of this city.
Описание: The first detailed monograph on John Yeon`s work.
Автор: Wallace Название: Dream palaces of hollywood s gold ISBN: 0810955431 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810955431 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 3098 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The so-called Golden Age of Hollywood of the late 1920s through to the late 1940s, coincided with a flamboyant phase in the history of American design. The result was a spectacle exhibiting the `anything is possible` ideology that embodied Hollywood. This book shows us the best of these buildings through 200 colour pictures.
Описание: Certain to provide hours of enlightening entertainment, this sticker book takes children on an adventure through one of the world`s most magical places, the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.
Автор: David Souden Название: The Royal Palaces of London ISBN: 1858944236 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781858944234 Издательство: Merrell Рейтинг: Цена: 3443 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers readers the techniques, methodologies, tips, ideas, inspiration and practical guidance needed for success. This title encourages us to look at ways to be successful in many different elements of life. It includes chapters such as: health, wealth, happiness, leadership, entrepreneurial, career, spiritual, relationships and emotional.
Автор: Donatella Mazzoleni Название: Palaces Of Naples ISBN: 8877432683 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788877432681 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2613 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Featuring thirty estates and palaces, this book tells the fascinating stories behind these fabulous homes.
Название: Royal Palaces of Spain ISBN: 0789205017 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789205018 Издательство: Abbeville Press Цена: 7406 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Looks at eight palaces, including the Palace of Madrid, the Palace of El Escorial, and Reales Alcazares de Seville, and describes their unique histories.
Описание: The demanding practice of pietre dure, first used in ancient times, enjoyed a spectacular revival in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This catalogue provides a comprehensive history of pietre dure, a virtuoso form of hardstone carving that reached an artistic peak in Italy in the 16th century and subsequently spread throughout Europe.
Автор: George Michell Название: The Royal Palaces of India: PB ISBN: 0500279640 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500279649 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2581 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An in-depth survey of Indian palaces. It contains photographs to display the beauty and atmosphere of these buildings, and George Michell evokes life within the palaces and describes their many elements: halls, courtyards, temples, mosques, private apartments and service quarters.
Название: Palaces of Sicily ISBN: 8877432977 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788877432971 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2090 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This book is the first to trace the evolution and style of the fabulous homes that have been bulit on the island, from feudal castles to city mansions and country villas. It begins in the heyday of the Altavillas, the dynasty of Norman rulers who arrived in Sicily midway through the eleventh-century. They were open to the rich cultural influences of the island, especially the Arab koine that melded so successfully into buildings such as the Palazzo dei Normanni (Royal Palace) and Palazzo Zisa. Sicilian residential architecture reached splendid heights under its Spanish rulers from Aragon and Catalonia. In this period extraordinary buildings, such as Palazzo Ajatamicristo, were constructed. At the height of the Baroque period, Sicily became a hotbed of orignal architectural and decorative elements. During the rebuilding that followed the terrible earthquake of 1683, eastern Sicily gave birth to a whole new artistic vocabulary. In this context, suffice it to mention Palazzo Biscari in Catania. But Palermo was not to be outdone and sumptuous private mansions sprang up. The most notable of these was Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi. In the eighteenth-century, taking holidays in the countryside just outside town became fashionable and buildings such as the magnificent Villa Laguarnera and the extravagant Villa Palagonia reached an architectural zenith.
Автор: Johnston/Sonbol Название: Egyptian palaces and villas ISBN: 0810955385 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810955387 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 3098 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When Napoleon`s army withdrew in 1801, Mohammed Ali, a soldier of fortune from the Balkans, seized power. They ruled independently and so created modern Egypt. Illustrated with 170 colour photographs, this work is for those interested in the Middle East and its history.
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