My Hermitage: How the Hermitage Survived Tsars, Wars and Revolutions to Become the Greatest Museum in the World


Director Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky offers readers a fascinating and lavishly illustrated insider's view of one of the world's greatest art collections, and the rich and turbulent history of the spectacular museum that houses it. For 250 years the State Hermitage has been one of Europe's most palatial museums.

In this extraordinary volume, the museum's long-time director, Piotrovsky takes the reader on a private tour of this global treasure. One of the largest collections of Western art in the world, the Hermitage is also a product of Russia and its dramatic history. In a series of thoughtful and illuminating essays, Piotrovsky explores the incredible artworks, personages, and
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ISBN:

9780847843787

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

432

Dimensions:

24cm x 17cm

RRP:

$80.00

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 September 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mikhail B. Piotrovsky