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

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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 Collectio ...more
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Rizzoli (first published January 1st 2010)
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Marsha
Jan 03, 2013 Marsha rated it it was amazing
Beautifully produced two volume set of art books featuring highlights of the vast collection of paintings, sculpture and furnishings acquired by the Czars.

Not quite the experience of visiting the museum itself but the chances of my taking the journey to Russia personally are slim to none.

I particularly liked volume 2 which covers more contemporary and less religious art. As I read about the history of the museum I also referred to the web site for additional information.

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Andrew Corcut
Apr 29, 2015 Andrew Corcut rated it it was amazing
This is a fitting tribute to a wonderful museum. The works of art are presented in the most attractive way possible and this book is the next best thing to a visit.
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