Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Archivision Base to Module 13
Preferred Title:
Strelka [area]
Image View:
West elevation of the north complex, detail showing window
Creator:
Thomas de Thomon (French architect, ca. 1754 -1813)
Location:
site: Saint Petersburg, Rossiya, Russia
Location Note:
Vasilevskiy Island
Date:
ca. 1805-1810 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Russian
Style Period:
Nineteenth century
Work Type 1:
rostral column
Work Type 2:
dock
Work Type 3:
park (recreation area)
Classification:
landscape architecture
Material:
stone; paving
Technique:
construction (assembling); gardening
Subjects:
architectural exteriors; cityscapes; City planning; spit of land; point; tip; window
Description:
Thomon also laid out the surrounding area [streets and building blocks] at the tip (strel?ka) of the Vasily [Vasilevskiy Island] with granite quays and ramps, siting a pair of rostral columns there to serve as lighthouses. Opposite the exchange building on the Neva, de Thomon designed a semicircular overlook with circular ramps descending to a jetty projecting into the river. This formal approach, is framed by the two rostral columns centered on the portico of the Stock Exchange. Many of the scheme?s elements, including the columns, may be found in contemporary French academic projects, but Thomon?s composition is memorably impressive and forms one of the most characteristic features of St Petersburg?s inner townscape. Strel?ka is variously translated as "spit" or "little arrow." Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordar…
Collection:
Archivision Addition Module Four
Identifier:
1A2-R-SP-S-A8
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Strelka [area]