Русская архитектура, Russian Architecture, Корецкая М.К., Романова О.Н., 2014.
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St Isaac’s Cathedral.
Built in the 19th century, St Isaac’s is one of the finest cathedrals in Europe and a unique monument to Russian architecture, ait and construction. Its ornamentation is an integral combination of various forms of monumental art including sculpture, painting and mosaic.
St Isaac's Cathedral was the largest building of its time. It was built over a period of 40 years (from ISIS to 1858) by the architect Auguste Montferrand. who erected this magnificent cathedral on the site of a smaller church. Named in honor of St Isaac the Dalmatian - a legendary monk - the cathedral was designed as an adornment to the city.
The great height of the building and its elongated main dome give the cathedral a restrained and defined appearance. It is 111.5 m long and 97.6 m wide. It was designed as a compact body surrounded by four grandiose Corinthian-column porticoes. The cathedral is surmounted by a high drum supporting a golden dome. Two sixteen-column and two eight-column porticoes at the western and eastern ends combine to give the whole edifice artistic completeness.