This lavishly illustrated book tells the epic 300-year story of St Petersburg through its architecture, landscapes, literature and art, from the city's origins and its earliest buildings through to the present day. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic centre of St Petersburg is being restored with the help of the World Monuments Fund. The book showcases the surviving monuments of St Petersburg while examining what has been lost and what is being lost. Written by two experts on architecture and historic conservation, it includes before-and-after images to evaluate the effect of postwar restoration work and also includes over 100 commissioned photographs.
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Colin Amery is Director of the World Monuments Fund in Britain and a writer and architectural consultant. He was architectural critic of the Financial Times for 20 years, an editor of the Architectural Review and has been the author of many architectural books. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Brian Curran gained an MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and, after serving as Director of Projects for the World Monuments Fund in Britain, became its West Coast consultant. He now works on writing and conservation projects in Los Angeles.Review:
This book has much to recommend it both to an academic and a more general audience. Its material is presented in an engaging and informative manner, with a useful guide to its principle sources for further investigation and two extensive indexes (for places and names) at the rear. The range and scope of its material provide a great deal of information that is not readily accessible for most readers, particularly the lesser-known and unpublished works. There is plenty here to inform and indeed entertain either a specialist on the city or an experienced resident on one hand, and the casual tourist or curious reader on the other, --Journal of European Studies
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Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110711224927
Descrizione libro Frances Lincoln, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0711224927