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Saved For Humanity : The Hermitage during the seige of Leningrad 1941- 1944

£19.99

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This book recreates the most period of 200-year history of the hermitage Museum - the 900 days and nights during which Leningrad withstood the barbarous siege of Nazi invaders.

Hitler was intent on destroying and pillaging the hermitage, one of the world's most magnificent museums. But neither the calamities of war wreaked upon Leningrad, nor the horrors of the enemy's blockade, nor bombing or shelling, nor famine or cold - nothing shocked the intrepidity of those who saved for humanity the collections of the Hermitage, its unrivalled monuments of art and culture.

This book contains about 400 illustration. They show the diversity of the Hermitage's art collections and also illustrate the trials the Hermitage went through some forty years ago. Documentary photographs and drawings done by Leningrad artists in the halls of the Hermitage during the siege make up a significant part of the illustrative material.

Book as black boards with red lettering to the front cover and spine.There a score mark on the front cover but the cloth is not cut.Inside pages are clean and securely bound. The book as a plain cardboard protective slip case. Printed in 1985. Due its heavy weight of 2.14 Kg, this book will attract a courier delivery charge of £8.00

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Sergei Varshavsky and Boris Rest
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
33.4 x 25 x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Aurora Art

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About this item

This book recreates the most period of 200-year history of the hermitage Museum - the 900 days and nights during which Leningrad withstood the barbarous siege of Nazi invaders.

Hitler was intent on destroying and pillaging the hermitage, one of the world's most magnificent museums. But neither the calamities of war wreaked upon Leningrad, nor the horrors of the enemy's blockade, nor bombing or shelling, nor famine or cold - nothing shocked the intrepidity of those who saved for humanity the collections of the Hermitage, its unrivalled monuments of art and culture.

This book contains about 400 illustration. They show the diversity of the Hermitage's art collections and also illustrate the trials the Hermitage went through some forty years ago. Documentary photographs and drawings done by Leningrad artists in the halls of the Hermitage during the siege make up a significant part of the illustrative material.

Book as black boards with red lettering to the front cover and spine.There a score mark on the front cover but the cloth is not cut.Inside pages are clean and securely bound. The book as a plain cardboard protective slip case. Printed in 1985. Due its heavy weight of 2.14 Kg, this book will attract a courier delivery charge of £8.00

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Sergei Varshavsky and Boris Rest
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
33.4 x 25 x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
306
Publisher:
Aurora Art

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