Publications by Kadriorg Art Museum 2010

Kadriorg. Palace’s Story

2010 kadriorg lossi luguEdited by Aleksandra Murre and Kadi Polli
Texts by Jüri Kuuskemaa, Aleksandra Murre, Mart Kalm and Kadi Polli
Designed by Tiit Jürna
420 pp.
In Estonian, summaries in English, illustrated
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kadriorg Art Museum
Tallinn 2010

ISBN 978-9985-9999-8-1

A comprehensive treatise on the history of Kadriorg Palace, from the era of Peter the Great to the present. The book departs from the traditional form-centred preoccupations of architectural history to focus on the political and social context of the palace. From the palace as a building and physical object, the focus has shifted to its use and how the national state symbolism and national identity were brought to bear on the palace under various administrations. The book offers fresh perspectives and new facts about Kadriorg’s distant and more recent past, and includes an abundance of images from Estonian, Russian and Italian art and photography collections, many of which have been published here for the first time.