Item Details

Print View

Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress

[concept and co-organization of the exhibition, National Museums Scotland and State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg ; curator of the exhibition, V. Fedorov ; catalogue, G. Vilinbakhov ; catalogue chapters written by V. Fedorov ... [et al.]]
Format
Book
Published
Edinburgh : NMS Enterprises, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781905267682 (hbk.), 1905267681 (hbk.), 9781905267743 (pbk.), 1905267746 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Foreword / Gordon Rintoul
  • The lessons of Catherine / Mikhail Piotrovsky
  • Catherine the Great / Vyacheslav Fedorov
  • 'The glory of Russia is my glory' / Yury Efimov
  • Two pastimes of Catherine II: collecting and building / Sergei Androsov
  • Painting and sculpture during the reign of Catherine the Great / Yuri Gudimenko
  • Catherine the Great's collection of paintings: the purchase of old masters and the acquisition of contemporary works of art / Maria Garlova
  • 'Flourishing industries' during the reign of Catherine II / Natalya Guseva
  • Catherine the Great and European decorative art / Tamara Rappe
  • Scots in the service of the Great Catherine / Anthony Cross
  • Exhibition catalogue.
Description
xi, 208 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Notes
  • Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at National Museums Scotland, July 13-Oct. 21, 2012.
  • "The year 2012 is the 250th anniversary of the year Catherine ascended the throne. ... The 600 items in the exhibition enable us to explore and understand Catherine's personal and family life, her links with intellectuals of the day, the spectacular victories of her military commanders, and her outstanding achievements as a builder, patron and collector. For many people, this exhibition will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see dozens of the finest items produced by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, the Tula Armouries and other Russian factories and workshops. Catherine's enormous collection of over 3000 paintings and 10,000 engraved gemstones is also well represented in the exhibition, with splendid paintings and some of her very finest cameos and intaglios."--P. viii-ix.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 208).
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View

Availability

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Fine Arts Stacks N/A Available