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The Art and Architecture of Russia
by George Hamilton Judith Gordon
- ART & ARCHITECTURE
- 482 PAGES
An informed, engaging and comprehensive history of the art and architecture of Western Russia from the beginnings of Kievan Rus through the revolution and Russian empire, first published in 1954. It includes a splendid discussion of the development of St. Petersburg in the 18th and 19th centuries. Organized largely by geography, it's a good handbook for the traveler that goes beyond Moscow and St. Petersburg to include Kiev, Novgorod, Pskov and Vladimir-Suzdal. With 314 black-and-white illustrations.