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Behind the Walls of the Hermitage

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Behind the walls of the Hermitage, completely hidden from view, are infinitely more objects in floor upon floor of storage rooms and laboratories.

Author(s): Wijnanda Deroo, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Cees Nooteboom
Expected on: December 2021
Language: English
Pages: 144
Size: 270 x 240 mm
Edition: hardcover
ISBN: 9789462264298
Year: 2021
Photography: Wijnanda Deroo
Publisher: Lecturis
Design: Stacy Wakefield

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is unfathomably vast and filled with infinite objects. Amazingly, behind the walls of its galleries, completely hidden from view, are infinitely more objects in floor upon floor of storage rooms and laboratories.

In four trips to Russia in 2018-2019, Wijnanda Deroo moved through these outer-worldly environments with her camera, using available light, not displacing a thing. This book shares her revelations. The small-image strips that snake through these pages document the architectural marvels to which she was granted access, namely the historical palace buildings and the contemporary Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre, and show the immensity of the settings where the rooms in these images are hidden.

These photographs are at once dream-like and utterly without pretensions, both incredibly grand and unusually intimate. They inspire by their ordinary wonder.

Additional information

Weight 1800 g
ISBN

9789462264298