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Re: Books and Resourses on the Imperial Palaces
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2008, 11:48:59 AM »
Here are some more.

Books on Charles Cameron, architect at TS and Pavlovsk

Charles Cameron
Georges Loukomski
No ISBN
Nicholson & Watson – The Commodore Press, London 1943
102 pages
Out of Print but not too expensive

This book was published during the war and was meant to bring Cameron to the attention of the English.  I personally found some inaccuracies in the text, but it is illustrated with good quality prewar photos.  (I thought this book might be on line here, but I don't see it.  Does anyone know?)

Charles Cameron: Architect to the Court of Russia
Isobel Rae
ISBN 0236154230
Elek Books, London 1971
111 pages
Out of print.  Reasonably priced

Probably the most in-depth book around on Cameron with a detailed and informative text, though few illustrations.

The Empress and the Architect: British Architecture and Gardens at the Court of Catherine the Great
Dimitri Shvidkovsky
ISBN 0300065647
273 pages

This fantastic book begins with Charles Cameron’s work for Catherine the Great and expands from there to look at other styles and movements in Russian architecture at the time, including Neo-gothic, Orientalism, and Neo Russian.  The book talks in depth about Adam Menelaws and William Hastie among others.  There is a considerable amount on Tsaritsino and other complexes.  The book is beautifully illustrated with modern and archival photos as well as wonderful architectural renderings by the architects involved.

Imperial Palaces in the Vicinity of Saint Petersburg: Gatchina Pavlovsk Peterhof Tsarskoe Selo
Emmanuel Ducamp, editor.  ISBN 2909838013

Tsarskoe Selo
103 pages

Gatchina
127 pages

Pavlovsk
101 pages

These four volumes (which were also sold separately) are primarily very high quality reproductions of watercolors of the palaces, both exterior and interior.  The set is rather hard to come by and the publisher went under shortly afterward (so I'm told).  A complete set can easily cost over $200.  Be careful if you try to buy it as it isn't always easy to tell if the whole set is for sale or just a single volume.  All my copies have the same ISBN number.  I'm not sure if it is different for the individual volumes, but I imagine it is. The picture Vladimir posted shows a different cover than what is on my volume, so I'm assuming his isn't part of a set.

I've still got a bunch more to post; I'll get to them soon.  Hope I'm not boring you guys with this.

Chad

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Re: Books and Resourses on the Imperial Palaces
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2009, 01:21:08 PM »
The Amber Room: The Fate of the World’s Greatest Lost Treasure.
Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy

Have just read this book - lots of interesting insights and info but DEFINITELY do not like their writing style - it is as if this is just another in there many round of world investigations being carried out - there is limited indication that the writers really and truly connected with the significance of the Amber Room).

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Re: Books and Resourses on the Imperial Palaces
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2009, 06:46:55 AM »
Небольшая библиотека на русском языке.

A small library is in Russian.

http://pushkin-history.info/tsarskoe-selo.html

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Re: Books and Resourses on the Imperial Palaces
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2010, 05:44:54 PM »
A new book in french is available now :

" Tsarskoïe Selo , trois siècles de splendeur impériale russe " - Emmanuel Ducamp and Marc Walter - Swan Editor -Paris october 2010

Price 129 € .
« Last Edit: October 26, 2010, 05:48:34 PM by Alexandre Mikhaelovitch »

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Re: Books and Resourses on the Imperial Palaces
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2010, 01:15:22 AM »
A new book in french is available now :

" Tsarskoïe Selo , trois siècles de splendeur impériale russe " - Emmanuel Ducamp and Marc Walter - Swan Editor -Paris october 2010

Price 129 € .

That is the cover of this fabulous book . It is available in france here : http://livre.fnac.com/a3127899/Emmanuel-Ducamp-Tsarskoie-Selo-Trois-siecles-de-splendeur-imperiale-russe


©Swan Editeur 2010
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Re: Books and Resourses on the Imperial Palaces
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2010, 03:01:28 PM »
http://book-old.ru/BookLibrary/38700-Prigorodyi-SPb/1910.-TSarskoe-Selo-v-tsarstvovanie-Imperatritsyi-Elisavetyi-Petrovnyi.html

http://hotfile.com/dl/81951186/6c053a6/1910_Tzarsk_Selo_Elizav_Petrovni.pdf.html

   

1910. "Царское Село в царствование Императрицы Елисаветы Петровны", материалы для истории искусства в России в XVIII веке по главнейшим архитектурным памятникам., 520 стр., 148,58 Мб., PDF. А.Бенуа.

1910. Tsarskoe Selo in the reign of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna, the materials for the history of art in Russia in the XVIII century, the main architectural monuments., 520 pp, 148.58 MB., PDF. A. Benoit.
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Re: Books and Resourses on the Imperial Palaces
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2011, 10:07:22 PM »
Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Tsarskoie Selo: De Catherine II a Nicholas II, trois siecles de splendeur?  I have found several websites that sell it, but they are all French and do not ship outside of Europe.  I found one copy on Amazon.fr for well over $400 (too expensive) and I'm starting to get desperate.  If anyone can recommend a website that will definitely ship to the United States, I would be very grateful.   Thanks!

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New piece added to the main APTM website, with a first hand account of Isabel Hapgood's summer 1896 visit. Enjoy.

http://alexanderpalace.org/palace/An-Imperial-Pleasure-Place.html

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Is it just my computer or is there a problem with the images? Other than that, it was fun to read through.

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We are having a software issue about the pictures.  They show fine in the admin/preview, but don't want to load on the direct link for some weird reason.  We are working to fix it ASAP. Thanks for your patience.

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Assuming this is the same Cosmopolitan magazine as the present day version (Cosmo?), what can we say about its readership? That it has regressed over the last 116 years? Could be. I myself find this 1896 royalty -watching , seemingly aimed at a middle- to upper middle class reader, to be much preferable to endless articles about how to lose  nine pounds in a day or 23 ways to drive your man crazy. This article is actually quite interesting , to men as well as women.
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Great, they're working now!

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Actually, Cosmopolitan was fairly high-brow until Helen Gurley Brown took it over in the 1960s. I read it religiously when I was in college in the early 80s, when it actually had some good career and money advice along with all that sex. Now it's pretty much a straight-on sex manual.

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Terrific addition !  Thanks!

 

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