"The Winter Palace Saint Petersburg" 1995 DUCAMP, Emmanuel [editorial director]

DUCAMP, Emmanuel [editorial director]

[300] pp.

Alain de Gourcuff Editeur

12 1/8" x 14 1/2"

*spine starting on page 80*

This handsome volume of watercolors and portraits from the State Hermitage Museum documents the winter palace of the Russian Tsars. Located in St. Petersburg, the Hermitage was built between 1754 and 1762. The collection makes up one of the jewels of the museum. With a preface by Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, Hermitage director; introduction and commentaries by Militsa Filipovna Korshunova, Tatiana Borisovna Bushmina and Tatiana Borisovna Semionova. Each image is in color with the corresponding annotation on the facing page. Included are a list of the illustration; a floor plan; drawings of the north, west, and south facades; a list of the articles and craftsmen classified according to their crafts; an index, and biographical details. A sumptuous book.

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