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Studio St. Petersburg
In her previous books on Versailles and Newport, photographer Deborah Turbeville has succeeded in brilliantly evoking the moods, auras, ghosts, and allure of each place's past glories. Now, in her new book, she turns to the fabled capital of imperial Russia and its dark successor, Leningrad.Based on repeated visits to St. Petersburg over the last two years, Studio St. Pete ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 25th 1998 by Bulfinch Press
(first published October 1997)
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Haunting scenes of St. Petersburg palaces in ruins, ballet dancers in motion, and spectral aristocrats loitering in liminal spaces - all done in the Turbeville style. The images are coupled with quotations from Russian literature. The layout leaves something to be desired, but it's still a fascinating book.