9780847835034

Hermitage Collections : Volume I: Treasures of World Art; Volume II: from the Age of Enlightenment to the Present Day

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780847835034

  • ISBN10:

    0847835030

  • Edition: Boxed
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/19/2010
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $95.00

Summary

The definitive volumes celebrating the collections of the Hermitage Museum. For nearly 250 years the State Hermitage has been one of Europe's most palatial museums. It encompasses more than three million works of art and artifacts displayed within a spectacular architectural ensemble, the heart of which is the famed Winter Palace. The two volumes of The Hermitage Collections capture the masterpieces and discuss the history that make this world-famous institution a cultural destination and a global treasure. Many of its rarely reproduced works are included in these two volumes, such as The Raphael Loggias (as copied from the Vatican), Michelangelo's Crouching Boy, The Gonzaga Cameo, Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna with a Flower (The Benois Madonna), and Titian's St. Sebastian. The Hermitage collections were developed beginning in 1764 by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia. Today, the Hermitage collections constitute one of the great art museums of the world.

Author Biography

Oleg Yakovlevich Neverov is a chief researcher and curator at the State Hermitage, specializing in ancient glyptics. Dmitry Pavlovich Alexinsky, a junior researcher at the State Hermitage, is an antiquity specialist. Dr. Boris Piotrovsky has been the director of the State Hermitage Museum since 1991.

Rewards Program

Write a Review