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Persons / Zemtsov Mikhail Grigorievich architect
Zemtsov M.G. (1688-1743), architect.

ZEMTSOV Mikhail Grigoryevich (1688-1743, St. Petersburg), architect, graphic artist, theorist of architecture, representative of the early Baroque. He studied at the Armoury Printing House School in Moscow. He worked in St

1734

May. The laying of the foundation stone of the Znamenskaya Church (the Church of the Holy Sign) it was built in 1747, according to the design by M.G. Zemtsov
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

Anichkov Palace

ANICHKOV PALACE (39 Nevsky Prospect), monument of Baroque architecture. Built in 1741-54 (architect M.G. Zemtsov, G.D. Dmitriev, F. Rastrelli) near Anichkov Bridge (hence the name)

Architects of Our City, publication series

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Baroque

BAROQUE, an artistic style. Its forms are closely related to the art of late antiquity and Renaissance (it applies to order elements, elaborately combined with such ornamental motifs as draped atlantes' torsos or leaves of acanthus)

Cathedral of Prince St. Vladimir

CATHEDRAL OF PRINCE ST. VLADIMIR, (Dobrolyubova Avenue, 26 Blokhina Street), an architectural monument in a transitional style from Baroque to Classicism. The Cathedral is located on the so-called mokrushi, soggy, regularly flooded lowland

Catherine Palace (Town of Pushkin)

CATHERINE PALACE (Town of Pushkin), an architectural monument of the Baroque period, compositional centre and dominating architecture of the park and palace ensemble of Tsarskoe Selo

Catherine Park (Pushkin town), ensemble

CATHERINE PARK (Pushkin town), a monument of landscape architecture and the central part of Tsarskoe Selo palace ensemble. Its consists of a total of 107 hectares The park consists of a grassed and a landscape areas, divided by the Great Pond

Commission for St. Petersburg Construction

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Descent of the Holy Spirit Church

DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH, located at 3 Bolsheokhtinsky Avenue, was constructed in Bolshaya Okhta in 1838-44 in the late Empire style (the architect is unknown), replacing the ramshackle Church of Holy Trinity, built in 1729-31 (architect M

Eropkin P.M. (about 1698-1740), architect.

EROPKIN Peter Mikhailovich (about 1698-1740, St. Petersburg), architect, urban planner, architecture theorist. In 1716-24 on the order of the Tsar Peter the Great he was trained in Italy, in 1725 he was conferred a title of architect

Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole), ensemble

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Grand Cascade (Peterhof)

GRAND CASCADE, the main construction of the Peterhof fountains and cascades, located on the northern slope of the shore terrace in front of the Great Palace, facing the Lower Park. It was constructed in 1715-24 (architect J.F. Braunstein, J.B

Holy Transfiguration Cathedral

HOLY TRANSFIGURATION CATHEDRAL, located at 1 Preobrazhenskaya Square. An architectural monument construction by order of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna (architect M. G

Kazan Cathedral

KAZAN CATHEDRAL, Our Lady of Kazan Сathedral (2 Kazanskaya Square). A monument of Classical architecture. In 1733-1737, the three sided stone Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, with a high bell tower, stood on this spot (architect M.G

Kazanskaya Square

AZANSKAYA SQUARE, located at the intersection of Nevsky Prospect and Griboedova Canal. Known as Plekhanova Square from 1923 to 1944. The square appeared in the early 19th century

Konstantinovsky Palace (Strelna)

Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna (3 Berezovaya Alley), an architectural monument of the 18th-19th centuries. The foundation was laid in the summer of 1720 by architect N. Michetti. From 1723, the construction was headed by architect M.G. Zemtsov

Kunstkammer

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Kvasov A.V., architect

KVASOV Andrey Vasilyevich (circa 1718, St. Petersburg - after 1777), architect, master of Baroque. Brother of Alexey V. Kvasov. He studied at the Construction Office under the guidance of architect M.G. Zemtsov

Lower Park (Petrodvorets)

LOWER PARK forms the main part of the Peterhof Palace and Park Ensemble, located on an area adjacent to the Gulf of Finland which is actually lower than sea level, hence its name. The total area of the park is 102

Matveev A.M., (between 1701 and 1704-1739), Artist

MATVEEV Andrey Matveevich (between 1701 and 1704-1739, St. Petersburg) artist. He was the first Russian artist to ever receive a western European art education

Mon Plaisir Palace (Peterhof)

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Rastrelli B. C. (1675-1744), sculptor

RASTRELLI, Bartolomeo Carlo de (1675-1744), sculptor, architect, carver, representative of the Baroque. Of Italian descent, studied in Florence. From 1698, worked in Rome, from 1700, in Paris. In 1716, he came to St

SS. Simon and Anna Church

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Strelna

STRELNA, formerly a settlement, a municipal unit within the Petrodvortsovy District since 1997; 19 kilometers southwest of Saint Petersburg, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, where it meets the Strelka River

Stroganov Palace

STROGANOV PALACE (17 Nevsky Prospect), an architectural monument of the late Baroque period. Originally a two-storey house at the corner of Nevsky Prospect and Moika River Embankment (1738, architect M.G

Summer Garden

SUMMER GARDEN (Dvortsovaya Embankment), an 18th-19th century landscaping monument. It is the oldest city garden in the central part of St. Petersburg, and is situated on the left bank of Neva, on an island formed by Fontanka River

Summer Palaces (entry)

SUMMER PALACES, St. Petersburg summer imperial residences for the first half of the 18th century. 1) The Summer Palace of Emperor Peter I, an architectural monument of Peter's Baroque, was constructed from 1710-14 (architects D. Trezzini, A

The Hermitage pavilion (an ensemble of the Catherine Park)

The Hermitage pavilion, hidden in green foliage of the grove, with the Hermitage Canal, encircled it, was built in 1744-1746 to the design of the architect M.G. Zemtsov, it was not completed. The pavilion decoration was completed by F.-B
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

Trezzini D. (1670-1734), architect.

TREZZINI Domenico (circa 1670-1734), Italian of Swiss descent, architect, city-planner, representative of the Petrine Baroque (Peter's the Great epoch). From 1703, lived in Russia

Trezzini Pietro Antonio (1692-1760s), architect

TREZZINI Pietro Antonio (1692-1760s), architect, representative of the Baroque style. A native of Italian Switzerland, studied in Milan. From 1726 lived in St. Petersburg, initially worked independently

Tsarskoe Selo, palace and park ensemble

TSARSKOE SELO (Pushkin town), a monument of town-planning and a palace and park ensemble dating from the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. The core of the ensemble is the estate of Empress Catherine I Sarskaya Myza (founded in 1710)

Twelve Collegiums Building

TWELVE COLLEGIUMS BUILDING (7 Universitetskaya Embankment), an example of Baroque architecture, built in 1722-42 (main architect Domenico Trezzini, with the participation of architects G. Trezzini, M.G. Zemtsov and Т

V.I. Neelov, I.V. Neelov, P.V. Neelov, architects

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CHURCH OF THE HOLY SIGN in Tsarskoe Selo (2a Sadovaya Street, Pushkin), an architectural monument in the Baroque style of the reign of Anna Ioannovna. It was built according to the plans of architect M. G. Zemtsov with the assistance of I. Y