Towers of Crim Tartary: Engish and Scottish Architects and Craftsmen in the Crimea, 1762-1853
by Brett, C. E. B.
Donington, Lincolnshire: Shaun Tyas, 2005. Hardcover. VG- (Ex-art library, with spine label, i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages; otherwise crisp and clean.). Green cloth, gilt letters on spine, color illus. & green dust jacket in mylar cover; 154 pp., BW and color illus. "It has long been known that Charles Cameron, and the Scottish craftsmen he recruited, played a significant part in the building of eighteenth-century St. Petersburg. [This book] now shows, for the first time, how important English and Scottish architects and craftsmen were in the buildings of the Crimea. In 1798, Cameron's protege William Hastie was sent there to record in detail the beautiful sixteenth-century garden palace of Bakhchisaray with a view to its restoration. The work at first did not go well; but in 1824 it was taken in hand by the enigmatic architect Philip Elson, at the instance of County Michael Vorontsov, just appointed Governor of New Russia." (dj) These stories and many more, illustrated, are contained in this uncommon volume.
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