Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo

La raccolta dei disegni conservati in Ticino

  • Author Nicola Navone
  • Series Mendrisio Academy Press
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 28 cm
  • Pages 256
  • Illustrations 250
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788836635443
  • Price € 55,00  € 52,25
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Tomaso Adamini (1764-1827) and his sons Leone (1789-1854) and Domenico (1792-1860) were among the leading Ticinese architects and builders active in St. Petersburg, by the importance of their works and the duration of their activity, which extended from the last years of the reign of Catherine II until the mid-nineteenth century.
This book presents an annotated and illustrated catalogue of the holdings of their drawings in the Archivio del Moderno in Mendrisio: a fund comprising the drawings made by family members together with autograph sheets attributable to their employees or notable architects of the time: Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-1771), Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817), Jean-François Thomas de Thomon (1759-1813), Carlo Rossi (1775-1849), Giovanni Battista Scotti (1776/77-1830), Alexander Brjullov (1798-1877), André Stackenschneider (1802-1865).
The catalogue is preceded by an extensive essay that frames the work of the Adamini architects in the setting of Russia and St. Petersburg, and within the context of the ​migrations of craft workers characteristic of the Ticinese area.