Singer Building (Saint Petersburg, Russia) : Corner tower

Creator:
Adamson, Amandus, 1855-1929
Syuzor, Pavel, 1844-1919
Published/Created:
Nevskiy Prospekt 28, Saint Petersburg, Rossiya, Russia
1902-1904
Date Depicted:
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Materials:
glass
metal
stone
stucco
Notes:
Syuzor's earlier buildings are noted for facades which "are the ultimate achievement in 19th-century stuccoed eclecticism in St Petersburg." In 1902-1904 he built the Singer company building on Nevsky Prospect. With its use of stone, metal and sculptures by Amandus Adamson on the main façades, the glass tower and the innovative structural solutions, this building is among the outstanding achievements of Art Nouveau architecture. [The building was the Russian headquarters of the Singer sewing machine company, and became a bookstore after the Revolution in 1919--the first bookshop in Soviet Russia.]
Variant Titles:
Dom Knigi
Topics:
Architecture -- Russia -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Art Nouveau
Twentieth century
Culture:
Russian
Accession Number:
1A1-SPY-HB-C1
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; business, commerce and trade; Singer Sewing Machine Company casting ; construction buildings; commercial buildings; stores; department stores; buildings; office buildings Sculptures by Amandus Adamson.
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Four
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10105255
PID:
digcoll:1845859