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Author Schenker, Alexander M.

Title The bronze horseman : Falconet's monument to Peter the Great / Alexander M. Schenker
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2003]
©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 398 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS""; ""PREFACE""; ""Introduction""; ""1 Paris: The Early Years""; ""SCULPTOR OF THE KING""; ""SCULPTOR OF MADAME DE POMPADOUR""; ""MAVERICK GENIUS""; ""PRO AND CON""; ""MADEMOISELLE VICTOIRE""; ""2 Between Paris and St. Petersburg""; ""A BIT OF PREHISTORY""; ""FRIENDSHIP WITH PRINCE D.A. GOLITSYN""; ""TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE""; ""3 Sculptors of the Empress""; ""GUEST OF HONOR""; ""THE CASE OF COLLOT""; ""THE FEUD WITH BETSKOI""; ""LARGE MODEL""; ""4 Thunder Rock""; ""ROLLING STONE""; ""MARIN CARBURI ALIAS CHEVALIER DE LASCARIS""; ""5 Gathering Clouds""
""List of abbreviations""""notes""; ""bibliography""; ""index""
""MADAME FALCONET""""IN THE SHADOW OF THE MARCUS AURELIUS""; ""DIDEROT IN ST. PETERSBURG""; ""FALCONET LE DIFFICILE""; ""6 From Plaster to Bronze""; ""PRELIMINARIES TO CASTING""; ""TO CAST OR NOT TO CAST?""; ""FIRST CASTING""; ""THE POMEL AFFAIR""; ""SECOND CASTING""; ""7 Denouement""; ""FAREWELL TO RUSSIA""; ""UNVEILING""; ""LAST YEARS""; ""AFTERMATH""; ""8 The Monument""; ""CONCEIT""; ""HORSE AND SNAKE""; ""HORSEMAN""; ""PEDESTAL AND INSCRIPTION""; ""Epilogue""; ""PLAN OF THE ADMIRALTY DISTRICT OF ST. PETERSBURG IN 1766""; ""NOTE ON TRANSLATIONS, TRANSLITERATION, NOMENCLATURE, AND DATES""
Summary This is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia - the equestrian monument to Peter the Great. Schenker deals with the cultural setting that prepared the ground for the monument and provides life stories of those who were involved in its creation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-386) and index
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Subject Peter I, Emperor of Russia, 1672-1725 -- Statues.
Falconet, Etienne, 1716-1791. Peter the Great.
Equestrian statues -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg.
Monuments -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003000244
ISBN 0300128940 (electronic bk.)
1281729272
9780300128949 (electronic bk.)
9781281729279