Henry Moore's evocative drawings from his so-called 'Shelter' series – sketches made in London's Underground during the Blitz of 1940-41 – provide the heart of this book with over 70 drawings and 9 sculptures. Also included are drawings by Alexander Nikolsky sketched in the basements of the Hermitage Museum during the Siege of Leningrad.
144pp, hardback, 280 x 220mm, 145 illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-906257-07-1 (English edition);
978-1-906257-08-8 (Russian edition)
Distributed by Thames and Hudson (Europe)
and Antique Collectors Club (North America)
For the Hermitage, Moore is a symbol of the continuity of world culture, of our eternal aesthetic values (Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director, State Hermitage)