The Hermitage by Geraldine Norman
The Biography of a Great Museum

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Possibly the greatest museum in the world, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, began as a showcase for the legendary art treasures of the czars. This exciting history tells how imperial romance and marriage, murder, war, revolution, and international politics shaped the fabled collection over the centuries, until it filled the Winter Palace and three riverside pavilions with priceless art from antiquity to the modern day. 25 color photos. b&w photos.
 

About Geraldine Norman

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Norman has written about art for The Times and TheIndependent.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Jonathan Cape. 356 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction

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The controlled and focused style that served Norman in her previous books, such as Biedermeier Paintings, works well in her compact history of the great St. Petersburg museum. From its origin as the f

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The controlled and focused style that served Norman in her previous books, such as Biedermeier Paintings, works well in her compact history of the great St. Petersburg museum.

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