Saint Petersburg (Hardcover)

Museums, Palaces, and Historic Collections

By Cathy Giangrande, John Julius Norwich (Introduction by)

Bunker Hill Publishing Inc, 9781593730000, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2003

List Price: 12.95*
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Saint Petersburg is, as we all agree, one of the most beautiful cities of Europe; but because of its chequered twentieth century history, it is still one of the least well known. For most of us Saint Petersburg is no more than an acquaintance. We are rill getting to know it and for such a a purpose we need all the help we can lay our hands on.You now hold in your hands the first guide book exclusively devoted to the lesser known museums in the city. It will tell you what they are, where they are, when they are open and what you can expect to find in them. It will open a new world, a Saint Petersburg that lies behind the great palaces and churches; that has seen much, experienced much and suffered much; and that is prepared to reveal its secrets to anyone who takes the trouble to investigate and inquire.

About the Author

Cathy Giangrande is an art historian and archaeological conservator. She is the author of the TV series Unseen Treasures in the UK and has co-authored The Essential Guide to Collectibles. She works on Russian projects for the World Monuments Fund.John Julius Norwich is a writer and Chairman of the World Monuments Fund in Britain.