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My Hermitage

Author: M B Piotrovskiĭ; Antonina W Bouis; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Publisher: New York : Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc. ; St. Petersburg, Russia : ARCA Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a memoir, the museum's longtime director takes the reader on a private tour of this global treasure. Holding one of the largest collections of Western art in the world, the Hermitage is also a product of Russia and its dramatic history. Founded by Empress Catherine the Great in 1764, the stunning Winter Palace was built to house her growing collection of Old Masters and to serve as a home for the imperial family.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M B Piotrovskiĭ; Antonina W Bouis; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
ISBN: 0847843785 9780847843787
OCLC Number: 871508717
Description: 381 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Who owns the Hermitage?--
In the beginning was the word --
Buildings and figures --
Timeline --
The first evacuation --
The second evacuation --
The third evacuation --
The big Hermitage --
Staircases and entrances --
Emperors and poets --
Collectors --
Curators --
Conversation of cultures --
Puzzles and stars --
The Hermitage fortress.
Responsibility: Mikhail Piotrovsky ; translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.

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"I welcome the new book, My Hermitage: How The Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars and Revolutions to Become the Greatest Museum in the World, for its erudition, passion and lively history. . . I hope The Read more...

 
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