This book is devoted to one of the greatest museums in the world, the Hermitage, with its collection of over 3 million exhibits. Almost all periods of world artistic culture are reflected in the museum collection. The galleries contain a fabulous collection of Dutch, Spanish and French paintings, a collection of works of art from the Ancient Orient and Asia, collections of archaeological antiquities, wonderful pieces by 20th century artists, and extraordinary works of applied and decorative arts, all of which have been carefully and lovingly collected in the course of nearly 250 years that the museum has existed. The authors of this book present to the reader the Hermitage also as a unique and evolving space with a value that extends beyond the museum, and includes architectural, artistic and historical elements as well. The articles are written in beautifully expressive language, the photographs display in full splendour the palace interiors, and art reproductions introduce the reader to important and dramatic events in Russian history which the walls of the Hermitage still remember well.
- Alpha Color Publishers, 2007
- 160 pages
- 230 color illustrations
- 10 3/8 x 7 5/8 in (26.5 x 19.5 cm)
- Available in English, German, French and Russian
- ISBN: 9785902757344
- Weight: 0,681 kg