Download the empress of art catherine the great and the transformation of russia PDF/ePub eBooks with no limit and without survey . Instant access to millions of titles from Our Library and it’s FREE to try!

The Empress Of Art


Author : Susan Jaques
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2017-06-13


Download The Empress Of Art written by Susan Jaques and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2017-06-13 with Art categories.


An art-oriented biography of the mighty Catherine the Great, who rose from seemingly innocuous beginnings to become one of the most powerful people in the world. A German princess who married a decadent and lazy Russian prince, Catherine mobilized support amongst the Russian nobles, playing off of her husband's increasing corruption and abuse of power. She then staged a coup that ended with him being strangled with his own scarf in the halls of the palace and herself crowned the Empress of Russia. Intelligent and determined, Catherine modeled herself off of her grandfather in-law, Peter the Great, and sought to further modernize and westernize Russia. She believed that the best way to do this was through a ravenous acquisition of art, which Catherine often used as a form of diplomacy with other powers throughout Europe. She was a self-proclaimed "glutton for art" and she would be responsible for the creation of the Hermitage, one of the largest museums in the world, second only to the Louvre. Catherine also spearheaded the further expansion of St. Petersburg, and the magnificent architectural wonder the city became is largely her doing. There are few women in history more fascinating than Catherine the Great, and for the first time, Susan Jaques brings her to life through the prism of art.

The Empress Of Art Catherine The Great And The Transformation Of Russia


Author : Susan Jaques
language : en
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Release Date : 2016-04-15


Download The Empress Of Art Catherine The Great And The Transformation Of Russia written by Susan Jaques and has been published by Pegasus Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-04-15 with Art categories.


Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy An art-oriented biography of the mighty Catherine the Great, who rose from seemingly innocuous beginnings to become one of the most powerful people in the world. A German princess who married a decadent and lazy Russian prince, Catherine mobilized support amongst the Russian nobles, playing off of her husband's increasing corruption and abuse of power. She then staged a coup that ended with him being strangled with his own scarf in the halls of the palace and herself crowned the Empress of Russia. Intelligent and determined, Catherine modeled herself off of her grandfather in-law, Peter the Great, and sought to further modernize and westernize Russia. She believed that the best way to do this was through a ravenous acquisition of art, which Catherine often used as a form of diplomacy with other powers throughout Europe. She was a self-proclaimed "glutton for art" and she would be responsible for the creation of the Hermitage, one of the largest museums in the world, second only to the Louvre. Catherine also spearheaded the further expansion of St. Petersburg, and the magnificent architectural wonder the city became is largely her doing. There are few women in history more fascinating than Catherine the Great, and for the first time, Susan Jaques brings her to life through the prism of art.

The Empress Of Art


Author : Susan Jaques
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2016


Download The Empress Of Art written by Susan Jaques and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016 with Art categories.


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.

Catherine The Great


Author : Virginia Rounding
language : en
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date : 2008-01-22


Download Catherine The Great written by Virginia Rounding and has been published by Macmillan this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2008-01-22 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


A portrait of the late-eighteenth-century Russian ruler discusses how she seized and kept the throne in spite of her illegitimate claim and a series of wars, rebellions, and plagues, tracing how she rendered Russia a major European power.

The Caesar Of Paris


Author : Susan Jaques
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2018-12-04


Download The Caesar Of Paris written by Susan Jaques and has been published by this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2018-12-04 with France categories.


A monumental cultural history of Napoleon Bonaparte's fascination with antiquity and how it shaped Paris' artistic landscape.

Catherine The Great


Author : Henri Troyat
language : en
Publisher: Aidan Ellis Publishing
Release Date : 1979


Download Catherine The Great written by Henri Troyat and has been published by Aidan Ellis Publishing this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 1979 with Biography & Autobiography categories.




Memoirs Of The Empress Catherine Ii Written By Herself


Author : Catherine II Empress of Russia
language : en
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release Date : 2016-11-25


Download Memoirs Of The Empress Catherine Ii Written By Herself written by Catherine II Empress of Russia and has been published by Library of Alexandria this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2016-11-25 with categories.


SOME hours after the death of the Empress Catherine, her son, the Emperor Paul, ordered Count Rostoptchine to put the seals upon her papers. He was himself present at the arrangement of these papers. Among them was found the celebrated letter of Alexis Orloff, in which, in a cynical tone and with a drunken hand, he announced to the Empress the assassination of her husband Peter III. There was also a manuscript, written entirely by the hand of Catherine herself, and enclosed in a sealed envelope, bearing this inscription:—“To his Imperial Highness, the Cesarewitch and Grand Duke Paul, my beloved son.” Under this envelope was the manuscript of the Memoirs which we now publish. The manuscript terminates abruptly towards the close of the year 1759. It is said that there were with it some detached notes, which would have served as materials for its continuation. Some persons affirm that Paul threw these into the fire; but nothing certain is known upon this point. Paul kept his mother’s manuscript a great secret, and never entrusted it to any one but the friend of his childhood Prince Alexander Kourakine. The Prince took a copy of it. Some twenty years after the death of Paul, Alexander Tourgeneff and Prince Michael Worontzoff obtained copies from the transcript of Kourakine. The Emperor Nicholas having heard of this, gave orders to the Secret Police to seize all the copies. Amongst them was one written at Odessa, by the hand of the celebrated poet Pouschkine. A complete stop was now put to the further circulation of the Memoirs. The Emperor Nicholas had the original brought to him by the Count D. Bloudoff, read it, sealed it with the great seal of state, and ordered it to be kept in the imperial archives, among the most secret documents. To these details, which I extract from a notice communicated to me, I ought to add that the first person who spoke to me on the subject was Constantine Arsenieff, the preceptor of the present Emperor. He told me, in 1840, that he had obtained permission to read many secret documents relative to the events which followed the death of Peter I, up to the reign of Alexander I. Among these documents, he was authorized to read the Memoirs of Catherine II. (At that time he was teaching the Modern History of Russia to the Grand Duke, the heir presumptive.) During the Crimean war, the archives were transferred to Moscow. In the month of March, 1855, the present Emperor had the manuscript brought to him to read. Since that period one or two copies have again circulated at Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is from one of these that we now publish the Memoirs. As to their authenticity, there is not the least room for doubt. Besides, it is only necessary to read two or three pages of the text to be quite satisfied on the point.