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Treasures of Catherine the Great

Author: M B Piotrovskiĭ; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson ; New York : Abrams, ©2000.
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"Catherine the Great, eighteenth-century Empress of Russia, is renowned as one of history's most voracious and astute collectors. This volume illustrates Catherine's most personal treasures, offering an intimate insight into her life, her taste, and her passions."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Expositions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Treasures of Catherine the Great. (2000-2001 : Somerset House, London).
Treasures of Catherine the Great.
London : Thames & Hudson, ©2000
(OCoLC)606606626
Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, impératrice de Russie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M B Piotrovskiĭ; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
ISBN: 0500975973 9780500975978 0810967324 9780810967328
OCLC Number: 50598412
Notes: At head of title: State Hermitage Museum, Hermitage Development Trust.
Produced to coincide with the exhibition, Treasures of Catherine the Great held at the Hermitage Rooms, Somerset House, Nov. 25, 2000 to Sept. 23, 2001.
Abrams issue printed with front and back cover illustrations reversed from Thames & Hudson issue.
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword / Mikhail Piotrovski --
Foreword / Lord Rothschild --
Catherine the Great --
Empress of All the Russias / Mikhail Piotrovski --
Visiting Masterpieces. Short Reference Guide & Historical Outline --
Gallery 2: Biography of an Empress. Catherine's Life / Geraldine Norman. Catalogue. Objets de Vertu at the Imperial Court / Olga Kostyuk. Catalogue --
Gallery 3: Cameo Fever. "An Imperial Affair" / Yulia Kagan and Oleg Neverov. Catalogue --
Corridor: A Passion for Antiquities. "The most perfect Beauty" / Anna Trofimova and Valery Shchevchenko. Catalogue --
Gallery 4: Patron of the Arts and Crafts. "Catherine II Rewarding Art and Protecting Commerce" / Natalya Guseva. Catalogue --
Gallery 5: China and Chinoiserie. Oriental Rooms and Catherine's Chinese Collections / Maria Menshikova. Catalogue.
Responsibility: edited by Mikhail B. Piotrovski.

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This catalogue ties in with the exhibition of the same name, which will run from November 2000 to Septemper 2001, and marks the opening of the Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House, London. Catherine the  Read more...

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