Coverart for item
The Resource The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia, Susan Jaques

The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia, Susan Jaques

Label
The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia
Title
The empress of art
Title remainder
Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia
Statement of responsibility
Susan Jaques
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jaques, Susan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catherine
  • Catherine
  • Empresses
  • Russia
  • Art
  • Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
  • Catherine
  • Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
  • Art
  • Art patronage
  • Empresses
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia, Susan Jaques
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Extreme makeover. This heavy thing ; The brightest star of the North ; The ambrosia of Asia ; Collecting debut ; Building frenzy ; My falcon, my golden pheasant -- Part Two: Russia is a European nation. A monument to Peter and to you ; Make peace with your enemy ; My prodigal son ; The Saxon Richelieu ; The earth and sea trembled -- Part Three: War and love. Queen of feasts ; Dressed to "empress" ; Peace offerings ; Crozat the poor ; The coachman of Europe ; Tiger in the forest -- Part Four: Peace and prosperity. Sleepless nights ; Anglomania ; A crowd and not a city ; Breaking the mold ; Brother Gu ; Cateau and the hermit of Ferney -- Part Five: A second Rome. Cat and mouse ; Raphaelism ; Sashenka ; Palladio's shadow ; The Greek project -- Part Six: Empire building. Mother of the Fatherland ; A rose without thorns ; The Master of Neuwied ; An accidental Michelangelo ; Slings and arrows ; Baby Hercules -- Part Seven: War and revolution. Center stage ; Cameo fever ; Russia's paradise ; Betrayals ; French madness ; Curtain call -- Part Eight: Reaction. Tears and despair ; A ticking clock ; Warsaw's ours ; Catherine's library ; Queen of the world ; Joined in death -- Part Nine. Legacy. A son's revenge ; Art-loving grandsons ; The end of the line ; Raiding the Hermitage ; Preservation
Control code
ocn944958990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 466 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944958990
  • BK0017276310
Label
The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia, Susan Jaques
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-447) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Extreme makeover. This heavy thing ; The brightest star of the North ; The ambrosia of Asia ; Collecting debut ; Building frenzy ; My falcon, my golden pheasant -- Part Two: Russia is a European nation. A monument to Peter and to you ; Make peace with your enemy ; My prodigal son ; The Saxon Richelieu ; The earth and sea trembled -- Part Three: War and love. Queen of feasts ; Dressed to "empress" ; Peace offerings ; Crozat the poor ; The coachman of Europe ; Tiger in the forest -- Part Four: Peace and prosperity. Sleepless nights ; Anglomania ; A crowd and not a city ; Breaking the mold ; Brother Gu ; Cateau and the hermit of Ferney -- Part Five: A second Rome. Cat and mouse ; Raphaelism ; Sashenka ; Palladio's shadow ; The Greek project -- Part Six: Empire building. Mother of the Fatherland ; A rose without thorns ; The Master of Neuwied ; An accidental Michelangelo ; Slings and arrows ; Baby Hercules -- Part Seven: War and revolution. Center stage ; Cameo fever ; Russia's paradise ; Betrayals ; French madness ; Curtain call -- Part Eight: Reaction. Tears and despair ; A ticking clock ; Warsaw's ours ; Catherine's library ; Queen of the world ; Joined in death -- Part Nine. Legacy. A son's revenge ; Art-loving grandsons ; The end of the line ; Raiding the Hermitage ; Preservation
Control code
ocn944958990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 466 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944958990
  • BK0017276310

Library Locations

    • Chevy Chase LibraryBorrow it
      5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20015, US
      38.9651433 -77.07510599999999
    • Petworth LibraryBorrow it
      4200 Kansas Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20011, US
      38.9421922 -77.02614299999999
Processing Feedback ...