Starov, Ivan Yegorovich

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Starov, Ivan Yegorovich (1745–1808). Russian architect. A pupil of de Wailly (1762–8), he introduced a sophisticated French Neo-Classicism to his native land, notably with his church and belfry at Nikolskoe (1774–6—partly destroyed) and the Tauride Palace, St Petersburg (from 1783), with its grand Catherine Hall flanked by Ionic columns. Among his other works the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St Petersburg (1776–90), and the great house at Pella (1785—destroyed) deserve mention. In the 1770s, 1780s, and 1790s he was involved in urban improvements and in laying out new towns throughout the Empire.

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