The Biography of A Great MuseumBook - 1998
Art journalist Norman provides a guided tour of the outstanding collections, architecture, and evolution of The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg-- paralleling Russia's tumultuous history. During Stalin's purges, working at the renowned museum cost some staff their lives. The bandw and color photos of the artwork are in serene contrast to the post-Communist economic chaos framing the current status of this cultural gem created by the tzars. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Fromm International, 1998, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 708.7453 Norman
Characteristics: xiv, 386 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm.