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Charles Cameron

(1745—1812) architect

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Adam Menelaws

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(c. 1749–1831). Scots architect, one of several who settled in Russia at the invitation of Cameron. By 1818 he had taken Cameron's place as the leading court architect. He designed a...

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Isaac Ware

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 (1704–66) English architect.

Reputedly educated under Lord Burlington’s guidance and trained by Thomas Ripley, Ware gained the first of several posts in 1728 in the Office of...

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John Busch

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(1730–95), German nurseryman (originally Johann Busch) from Hanover who came to England in the 1740s. By 1756 he was living in Hackney (London) where he rented land to start a small...

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Pavlovsk

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Near St Petersburg, Russia, is the site of Paul I's palace and extensive landscape park (600 hectares/1,482 acres) on the banks of the Slavyanka, 25 km/16 miles from St Petersburg ...

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Russia

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1. Introduction

It is impossible to study the history of Russian music up to the decline of Communism in 1991 without considering the obstacles and barriers that have constantly...

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Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)

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Russia, lying 22 km/14 miles from St Petersburg, has two palaces: the baroque Yekaterinsky (‘Catherine's’ after Catherine I, reigned 1725–27), given its final form by Rastrelli for the...

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Vasily Ivanovich Neyelov

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(1722–82), Russian architect who worked for Catherine the Great in the park at Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) with John Busch and Charles Cameron.

In 1771 he was sent to England by ...

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Vincenzo Brenna

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(1745–c.1820). Florence-born architect who settled in Rome by 1767 and, with Franciszek Smuglewicz (1745–1807), produced drawings of Roman wall-paintings and other remains, published as Ves...

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