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The Girl From The Hermitage

Author : Molly Gartland
ISBN : 9781785631894
Genre : Fiction
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Galina was born into a world of horrors. So why does she mourn its passing? SHORTLISTED: Impress Prize LONGLISTED: Bath Novel Award LONGLISTED: Grindstone Novel Award It is December 1941, and eight-year-old Galina and her friend Vera are caught in the siege of Leningrad, eating soup made of wallpaper, with the occasional luxury of a dead rat. Galina’s artist father Mikhail has been kept away from the front to help save the treasures of the Hermitage. Its cellars could now provide a safe haven, provided Mikhail can navigate the perils of a portrait commission from one of Stalin’s colonels. Nearly forty years later, Galina herself is a teacher at the Leningrad Art Institute. What ought to be a celebratory weekend at her forest dacha turns sour when she makes an unwelcome discovery. The painting she embarks upon that day will hold a grim significance for the rest of her life, as the old Soviet Union makes way for the new Russia and Galina’s familiar world changes out of all recognition. Warm, wise and utterly enthralling, Molly Gartland’s debut novel guides us from the old communist world, with its obvious terrors and its more surprising comforts, into the glitz and bling of 21st-century St Petersburg. Galina’s story is at once a compelling page-turner and an insightful meditation on ageing and nostalgia. ‘A beautifully written book that takes you right into the characters’ world. Highly recommended’ LUCINDA HAWKSLEY
Category: Fiction

The Hermitage A Palace And A Museum

Author : Ahmet Ertuğ
ISBN : 0954807774
Genre : Museum architecture
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"This exclusive volume - Hermitage, a Palace and a Museum - with dimensions of 48 x 40 cm, contains 200 pages, with approximately 15,000 words of text and an additional 102 colour plates. The volume was printed in Germany, in a state of the art offset printing facility with special Japanese inks. The large format 8 x 10 inch photographic plates by Ahmet Ertug were processed in the leading London photographic laboratories, in order to capture their best colour fidelity. The digital darkroom work and colour separation for the volume has been carried out using PrimeScan 16 bit drum scanners, Eizo high end monitors and specially calibrated proofing systems. The technical team, which has many years of collaboration with Ahmet Ertug, has devoted many hours to each image, and has utilised leading-edge technology in order to emphasise the full range of colour captured on each original film. The paper used in the volume is 250 gsm Scheufelen Phoenixmotion Xantur, an exceptional German paper with FSC Qualification (the mark of responsible forestry). The volume was hand-bound in Italy by master binder Ruggero Rigoldi. It is bound in an exceptional red silk and presented in a slipcase. A limited edition of 100 copies is also available, bound with exclusive hand-embossed leather and presented in a leather box. The Introduction is by the Director of The State Hermitage Museum, Mikhail Piotrovsky. An essay by Michael Forsyth and Marion Harney describes the outstanding architecture of the Hermitage. A contribution by Geraldine Norman illustrates the highlights of the Hermitage Museum collection. The clarity of the photography by Ahmet Ertug displays the outstanding qualities of the Hermitage, making this book a collector's item."--Publisher's website
Category: Museum architecture

The Private World Of The Hermitage

Author : Mary Moore Free
ISBN : 0897894146
Genre : Medical
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A major contribution to the new genre of nursing home ethnography, this study of wealthy, powerful, cognitively intact elders adds another dimension to our perception of institutionalized retirement.
Category: Medical

The Hermitage

Author : David Rosten
ISBN : 9781524533953
Genre : Fiction
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The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, has one of the greatest collections of art in the history of the world. However, the Russian economy is struggling. President Vladimir Putin is desperate to raise hard currency, and he lets his inner circle know that its time to sell off some of the hidden Russian treasures of the Hermitage Museum. General Serkin of the Russian army, a confidant of President Putin, doesnt want the art sold off, but disobedience to Putin has many negative ramifications. Russia stages the 2014 Winter Olympics. Immediately after the Olympics, Russia invades Crimea in the Ukraine. The international community sanctions Russia. The Russian ruble collapses. The value of Russian exports and the value of Russian oil crumble. Russia has other active conflicts in Syria and Chechnya, and Russians are hungry. Putin tells General Serkin it was time to sell the art. This is the fictional story of how the art of the Hermitage was stolen and then recovered.
Category: Fiction

The Hermitage

Author : Sharon Sobel
ISBN : 9781610260077
Genre : Fiction
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A disgraced Earl in disguise and a Miss on a mission . . . When an unspeakable secret is uncovered, threatening to destroy the Earl of Westbridge's tranquil life, he seeks refuge while he plots an honorable course of action. Disguised as Robbie Darkwood, he finds sanctuary as a hermit on the newly acquired estate of Mr. George Gardiner. His obligations as a hermit are to be seen but not heard, to resist any interference from others on the estate, and to provide a romantic presence at an unobtrusive distance. His duties seem simple until Miss Laurel Gardiner, Mr. Gardiner's spirited daughter, returns from the London season bored and disillusioned, wanting nothing more than the sanctuary of her secret library in her father's hermitage. When she finds her sacred space occupied by a handsome and enigmatic hermit, she decides to set aside her passion for reading and invest that energy in something infinitely more pleasurable: remaking the common hermit into a gentleman and a romantic interest for her recently jilted friend. The Earl of Westbridge does his best to avoid Miss Gardiner, but she's a force to be reckoned with, and soon he finds himself falling in love with her. But he knows that his love is ill-fated, for no respectable woman will have him once this unspeakable secret is revealed . . . Sharon Sobel is the author of ten historical and two contemporary romance novels. She also served as Secretary and Chapter Liaison of Romance Writers of America. Her short story, The Jilt, has been selected for inclusion in the second RWA anthology of romantic fiction. She has a PhD in English Language and Literature from Brandeis University and is an English professor at a Connecticut college, where she co-chaired the Connecticut Writers' Conference for five years. An eighteenth century New England farmhouse, where Sharon and her husband raised their three children, has provided inspiration for either the period or the setting for all of her books.
Category: Fiction

The Hermitage

Author : Marie Bronsard
ISBN : 0810118483
Genre : Fiction
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This novel is a soliloquy, a farewell to a lover long gone, and to the self-imposed exile undertaken by the woman he left behind. The narrator, looking back over the ten years she has spent as a recluse, spends one final night pouring out her feelings of tragedy and loss.
Category: Fiction

To The Hermitage

Author : Malcolm Bradbury
ISBN : 9781447205678
Genre : Fiction
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To the Hermitage tells two stories. The first is of the narrator, a novelist, on a trip to Stockholm and Russia for an academic seminar called the Diderot Project. The second takes place two hundred years earlier and recreates the journey the French philosopher Denis Diderot made to Russia at the invitation of Catherine the Great, a woman whose influence could change the path of history . . . Malcolm Bradbury’s last novel is rich with his satirical wit, but it is also deeply personal and weaves a wonderfully wry self-portrait.
Category: Fiction

The Hermitage Meditation Manual

Author : Rodney Devenish
ISBN : 9781304018182
Genre : Religion
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All you need to know to properly learn how to meditate: a comprehensive 500 page workbook, a complete course for practitioners of Yoga and Meditation. Published by the Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa, the Hermitage Meditation Manual is the key guide used by Buddhist monastics and lay practitioners attending the Fellowship's centers in North America. In an accessible style, the manual explains how to enter the meditative state, deepen that state, how to gain meaningful insights, & how to radically improve life for the better, while pursuing the Path of Awakening.Here are the authentic methods of Calm-abiding Meditation, Love Meditation,& Intuitive Insight & Mindfulness.Chapters cover not only the teachings of the Buddha, but explain the nature of the Human Constitution, the Syndromes of the Personality, the mystery of Double Consciousness, Hatha-yoga, Light-body circuitry,& applied M-t
Category: Religion

Dutch And Flemish Paintings From The Hermitage

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ISBN : 9780870995095
Genre : Painting, Dutch
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 26, 1988 to June 5, 1988, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, from Jul. 9, 1988, to Sept. 18, 1988./ Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-134).
Category: Painting, Dutch

Studies On Old Kingdom Reliefs And Sculpture In The Hermitage

Author : Andrey O. Bolshakov
ISBN : 3447051841
Genre : History
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The book is the first complete publication of a relatively small but interesting collection of Old Kingdom monuments in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. Twenty-two pieces are reproduced as black-and-white photographs and line drawings. Among them are two statues, fourteen reliefs and relief fragments, five offering stones and a fragment of an ointment tablet; several objects in museums of Cairo, Copenhagen, and Cambridge belonging to the same people are published as well. Most of these monuments were never published or are known only through books and periodicals in Russian that usually are not available in Egyptological libraries. Although the Hermitage pieces were acquired at antiquities dealers without any documentation, their modern history is traced and in a half of cases either their provenance is reconstructed or related monuments are found. A limited number of monuments allowed the author to discuss them to a much greater extent than it is common in museum publications and, thus, the book in spite of its structure of a catalogue virtually is a detailed study of various problems of Old Kingdom history and ideology.
Category: History

Tales Of The Hermitage

Author : Mrs. Pilkington (Mary)
ISBN : HARVARD:HN2HDW
Genre : Blacks
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Category: Blacks

The Hermitage

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025096699
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Father Martin And The Hermitage Mystery

Author : David Bland
ISBN : 9781857565942
Genre : Fiction
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Set against a backdrop of historical political intrigue, this mystery follows Father Martin on his investigations into a set of gruesome murders. Headless bodies are surfacing, and Martin is under pressure from King Henry of Anjou to find an answer before Henry's proposed expedition to take over the territories of Ireland. Could the killings and the upcoming invasion be connected?
Category: Fiction

Her Christmas At The Hermitage

Author : Helen Topping Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015014862737
Genre : Christmas stories
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Jackson, Andrew- Hermitage- Juvenile literature.
Category: Christmas stories

Saved For Humanity

Author : Sergeĭ Petrovich Varshavskiĭ
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040502390
Genre : Cultural property
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Category: Cultural property

French Art At The Hermitage

Author : Albert Kostenevich
ISBN : 1861541368
Genre : Art, French
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This title is the most comprehensive survey ever published of the Hermitage Museum's collection of French art from 1860 to 1950. It comprises paintings, sculpture and drawings by every significant artist of the period, as well as works by early Salon artists who were highly regarded in their day but are now less well known. All the paintings for which the Hermitage is justly proud, whether by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso or Matisse, are featured, but so too are many that are kept in storage at the museum. Includes an illuminating commentary by Dr Albert Kostenevich, curator of Modern European Art at the Hermitage Museum.
Category: Art, French