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Piotrovskiĭ, M. B. (Mikhail Borisovich)

Overview
Works: 324 works in 579 publications in 5 languages and 4,913 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Dictionaries  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor, wst, Other, win, Organizer of meeting, Adapter, Honoree
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Most widely held works by M. B Piotrovskiĭ
Heaven on earth : art from Islamic lands : works from the State Hermitage Museum and the Khalili Collection by Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibits, which are of great cultural, religious and aesthetic importance, include Qur'ans, textiles, jewelled objects and hardstones, metalwork, ceramics and paintings, and offer a superb introduction to the fine and decorative arts of the Islamic world. Ranging in date from the ninth to the nineteenth century and covering an area from Spain and the Arab world to Persia and the Indian subcontinent, they are a vivid demonstration of the well-known Muslim tradition: 'Verily, God is beautiful and love all beauty'. Authoritative essays by Islamic scholars, a map, glossary, an 145 colour photographs make this book an indispensable addition to the library of all who are interested in Islamic art and culture
Earthly beauty, heavenly art : the art of Islam by M. B Piotrovskiĭ( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning book, by using art as a medium, aims to give a unique insight into Islam. It contains over 300 Islamic art works of supreme beauty and quality brought together from the most distinguished international collections. By looking at various themes such as The Palace, The Mosque and The Paradise, the reader will be led through a myriad of jeweled objects, splendid ceramics and glassware, elegant Qur'ans, textiles and prayer rugs. The fascinating text deals with various fundamental facets of Islamic art, while every object in the book is accompanied by a detailed description written by a detailed description written by the curators of the museums and collections to which they belong
Treasures of Catherine the Great by N. R Guseva( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catherine the Great, eighteenth-century Empress of Russia, is renowned as one of history's most voracious and astute collectors. This volume illustrates Catherine's most personal treasures, offering an intimate insight into her life, her taste, and her passions."--Jacket
My Hermitage by M. B Piotrovskiĭ( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a memoir, the museum's longtime director takes the reader on a private tour of this global treasure. Holding one of the largest collections of Western art in the world, the Hermitage is also a product of Russia and its dramatic history. Founded by Empress Catherine the Great in 1764, the stunning Winter Palace was built to house her growing collection of Old Masters and to serve as a home for the imperial family. Tsars came and went over the years, artworks were acquired and sold, buildings were burned down in terrible fires, and still the collections grew. After the violent upheavals of the Russian Revolution in 1917, the palaces and collections were opened to the public. Now, in an unprecedented collection of illuminating essays, Piotrovsky explores the cultural history of a collection as rich in adventure as art. From fascinating intrigues to revelatory scholarship on the collection's incredible art and artifacts, My Hermitage is a profound and captivating story of art's timelessness and how it brings people together
Beyond the palace walls : Islamic art from the State Hermitage Museum : Islamic art in a world context by M. B Piotrovskiĭ( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hermitage : 250 masterworks by Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hermitage-- 250 Masterworks explores this sumptuous collection in the manner of a private tour, showcasing the museum's extraordinary and uniquely underpublished treasures. No other institution has thirty-six Rembrandts; works by Italian Renaissance artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Titian; Spanish artists such as Velázquez, Ribera, and Murillo; Flemish baroque artists such as van Dyck, Rubens, and Jan Brueghel the Elder; impressionist and post-impressionist works by Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, and Degas; and modern paintings by Matisse, Picasso, Malevich, and Kandinsky. Priceless antiquities, feats of mechanical engineering such as the famous Peacock Clock, and works of sculpture and decorative arts will also be shown. With lavish reproductions accompanied by texts by the museum's leading curators, this volume is sure be cherished by art lovers around the world
Luiz Burzhua v Ėrmitazhe = Louise Bourgeois at the Hermitage by Louise Bourgeois( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Russian and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hermitage XXI : the New Art Museum in the General Staff Building by Oleg Yawein( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the State Hermitage Museum is one of the world's great museums. Occupying a large complex of six historic buildings along the Palace Embankment in St. Petersburg, its collections contain over three million items, including one of the largest collections of paintings in the world. The decision to convert the eastern wing of the General Staff Building into a museum of nineteenth- and twentieth-century art to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the institution's founding led to an international architectural competition. St. Petersburg-based Studio 44 won the commission over a field of globally renowned firms. The centerpiece of Studio 44's elegant design scheme, which addresses both the project's cultural significance and the needs of a twenty-first century museum, is an enfilade with hanging gardens that will enthrall visitors from around the world. The scale and dramatic outcome of the new building--the most important new cultural museum in Russia for a generation--is captured in this extensively illustrated publication that will inspire architects, museum visitors, curators, and anyone interested in the next chapter of Russia's rich cultural heritage."--Publisher's website
Lost empire of the silk road : Buddhist art from Khara Khoto (X-XIIIth century [sic]) by Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russian splendor : sumptuous fashions of the Russian court by Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A stunning volume showcasing the magnificent court dress of the Russian Empire, culled from the authoritative collection at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, photographed with the Winter Palace as a backdrop. Prerevolutionary Russia was renowned for the glamorous and luxurious lifestyles of the nobility, with their opulent palaces and glittering social life. Now, this lavish volume reveals the incredible clothing they wore, from everyday dress and ceremonial attire (traditional holidays outfits and military uniforms) to dress for special occasions, including elaborate evening wear for theater and musical events and fancy masquerade balls. Celebrated for luxurious materials and impeccable craftsmanship, the dress of the Russian nobility was haute couture at its finest. With beautiful photography and details highlighting the hand-spun silks and lace and jeweled embroideries, Russian Splendor highlights the glamour of this gilded age and offers a fascinating window into a vanished world. Essays by Hermitage Museum curators, alongside historic Russian paintings and photographs, place the clothing in a historical context, revealing the rich cultural layers and artistic influences of czarist Russia."--Publisher's website
Revolution : new art for a new world( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightening documentary about the Russian avant-garde and the role art played in the Russian Revolution. Explores the works and careers of important Russian artists, including Chagall, Kandinsky, Rodchenko, Malevich, and many others. Includes historical reenactments
Die schwarze Stadt an der Seidenstrasse : buddhistische Kunst aus Khara Khoto (10.-13. Jahrhundert) by Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in German and English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hampton Court albums of Catherine the Great : containing drawings, mainly of the palace and its surrounds, by Capability Brown's draughtsman and surveyor, John Spyers, purchased by Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia by Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the publication of an album containing 100 watercolours/drawings of Capability Brown's designs for Hampton Court Palace gardens, hitherto unknown. These were purchased by Empress Catherine the Great of Russia through her own gardener James Meader, a disciple of Capability Brown, and then forgotten in the Hermitage stores. John Spyers, the artist to whom the albums have been attributed by Hermitage curator Mikhail Dedinkin, was Brown's surveyor. Catherine the Great paid the huge sum of 1,000 roubles for them in the early 1780s and they were clearly bought as Capability Brown drawings. The importance of these views, which have never been published or on exhibition before, cannot be overstated. Almost no other visual material about Hampton Court and its gardens and park at the period when Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was the resident Royal Gardener has survived. Catherine the Great used these drawings when designing her 'English' gardens at Peterhof and elsewhere."--Wheelers.co.nz
Great private collections of imperial Russia by O Neverov( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book represents a reconstruction of what a tour of the great Russian collections would have been just prior to the fall of the Romanovs. They are brought back to life by the works of art themselves, (now scattered around the world in Russia and Washington, D.C., Paris, London, Lisbon, or Amsterdam), by family portraits, period watercolors of the collectors' palaces, as well as later photographs of their interiors"--Jacket
Russkie zhitiĭnye ikony : XVI-nachala XX veka( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Russian and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aardse schoonheid, hemelse kunst : kunst van de Islam by M. B Piotrovskiĭ( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Islamic art by M. B Piotrovskiĭ( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hermitage : essays on the history of the collection by O Neverov( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam : slovarʹ ateista( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in Russian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danai︠a︡ : sudʹba shedevra Rembrandta = Danaë : the fate of Rembrandt's masterpiece( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Russian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Heaven on earth : art from Islamic lands : works from the State Hermitage Museum and the Khalili Collection
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Earthly beauty, heavenly art : the art of IslamTreasures of Catherine the GreatBeyond the palace walls : Islamic art from the State Hermitage Museum : Islamic art in a world contextLuiz Burzhua v Ėrmitazhe = Louise Bourgeois at the HermitageGreat private collections of imperial Russia
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מיכאיל פיוטרובסקי

بيوتروفسكي، م. ب.

ميخائيل بيوتروفسكي

میخائیل پیوتروفسکی

მიხეილ პიოტროვსკი

ミハイル・ピオトロフスキー

Languages
English (113)

Russian (16)

German (14)

Dutch (2)

French (1)