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The Art Museum Revised Edition

The Art Museum  Revised Edition Author Phaidon Editors
ISBN-10 0714875023
Release 2017-10-16
Pages 584
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Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book – from pre-historic times to the present, – over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians. "Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope... a visually spectacular survey of world art. Destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource, it is very highly recommended." —Library Journal Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.



The Art Museum

The Art Museum Author Phaidon Press
ISBN-10 0714856525
Release 2011-10-17
Pages 992
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The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,500 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of 100 specialists in art history, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover. Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this volume contains an unprecedented wealth of masterworks spanning three millennia and culled from 650 museums, galleries and private collections from 60 countries to tell the history of world art. It is organized by innovative color-coded, galleries, rooms, corridors and special exhibitions, which display the paintings, sculptures, frescos, photographs, tapestries, friezes, installations, performances, videos, woodblock prints, folding screens, ceramics and manuscripts that tell the history of world art. This is the only museum to house Leonardo's Mona Lisa, a collection of Rembrandt's finest self portraits, Velázquez's Las Meninas and Picasso's Guernica, as well as ceramics from China, Hokusai's woodblock prints, gold artefacts from Peru, and works by Jackson Pollock in one place. With intelligent in-depth text throughout, explanatory lels for each artwork, a comprehensive glossary and detailed location maps, The Art Museum, is accessible for everyone from casual art fans to experts in the field.



MOMA Highlights

MOMA Highlights Author Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN-10 0870704907
Release 2004
Pages 380
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Artwork by Ethan Cohen, Joel Cohen, Sarah Lucas, Vik Muniz, Pipilotti Rist, Kiki Smith.



The Cloisters

The Cloisters Author Cloisters (Museum)
ISBN-10 9781588391766
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 208
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"By surveying these elaborate tapestries, delicate carvings, and other objects in roughly the historical sequence in which they were created, we glimpse the evolving styles and artistic traditions of the Middle Ages and gain a more meaningful understanding of the contexts in which many of them appeared. Among the masterpieces on display at The Cloisters are the famed Unicorn Tapestries, the richly carved twelfth-century ivory cross associated with the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, known as the "Cloisters Cross," the exquisite Annuciation triptych by the Netherlandish painter Robert Campin, and many fine examples of manuscript illumination, enameling, metalwork, and stained glass." "Complete with digital color photography, map, floor plan, and glossary, this book is a contemporary guide that will reward students and enthusiasts of the Middle Ages as well as visitors seeing the Museum for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.



The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide Author Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN-10 9780870997105
Release 1994
Pages 470
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Illustrates and describes nine hundred works of art representing each of the Museum's eighteen departments



Looking at Paintings

Looking at Paintings Author Tiarna Doherty
ISBN-10 9780892369720
Release 2009
Pages 91
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A guide to the technical terms most commonly used in painting. It presents explanations of the technical terms most often encountered by art enthusiast, visitors to galleries, and museum goers. It also pays special attention to the processes and methods of painting conservation, and offers definitions and examples of materials and techniques.



The Artist Project

The Artist Project Author Christopher Noey
ISBN-10 9780714873541
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 272
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Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them—sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of works from The Met collection appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.



Art Law

Art Law Author Leonard D. DuBoff
ISBN-10 1454876638
Release 2017
Pages 700
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Art Law: Cases and Materials, Second Edition offers a timely and panoramic view of the entire field of law. Designed as a primary text for courses on Law and the Visual Arts, Cultural Property Law, or Cultural Heritage Law, the three-part framework of this highly readable casebook explores Artists' Rights, Art Markets, and the International Preservation of Art and Cultural Property.



V A Gallery of Fashion

V A Gallery of Fashion Author Jenny Lister
ISBN-10 1851778934
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 160
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Spanning four centuries, the V&A s Fashion Collection is the most comprehensive in the world, housing unrivaled collections of dress, accessories, shoes and hats from the 17th century to the present day. This revised and redesigned edition perfectly encapsulates the collection, from rare 18th-century gowns and exquisite bodices to 1930s evening wear, post-war couture, and show-stopping ensembles by contemporary designers. Among the designers featured are Charles Frederick Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Mary Quant, Stephen Jones, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexander McQueen."



The Art of Showing Art

The Art of Showing Art Author James K. Reeve
ISBN-10 093303167X
Release 1992
Pages 134
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Starting with the basics, The Art of Showing Art will lead you, step by step through a systematic method, to solutions for your art display problems.



The First Modern Museums of Art

The First Modern Museums of Art Author Carole Paul
ISBN-10 9781606061206
Release 2012-11-16
Pages 368
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In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the first modern, public museums of art—civic, state, or national—appeared throughout Europe, setting a standard for the nature of such institutions that has made its influence felt to the present day. Although the emergence of these museums was an international development, their shared history has not been systematically explored until now. Taking up that project, this volume includes chapters on fifteen of the earliest and still major examples, from the Capitoline Museum in Rome, opened in 1734, to the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, opened in 1836. These essays consider a number of issues, such as the nature, display, and growth of the museums’ collections and the role of the institutions in educating the public. The introductory chapters by art historian Carole Paul, the volume’s editor, lay out the relationship among the various museums and discuss their evolution from private noble and royal collections to public institutions. In concert, the accounts of the individual museums give a comprehensive overview, providing a basis for understanding how the collective emergence of public art museums is indicative of the cultural, social, and political shifts that mark the transformation from the early-modern to the modern world. The fourteen distinguished contributors to the book include Robert G. W. Anderson, former director of the British Museum in London; Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History at Stanford University; Thomas Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute; and Andrew McClellan, dean of academic affairs and professor of art history at Tufts University. Show more Show less



Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art Author Dana Miller
ISBN-10 9780300211832
Release 2015-01-05
Pages 432
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An exciting guide to, and celebration of, the Whitney Museum and its outstanding collection of American art



The Arts of China

The Arts of China Author Michael Sullivan
ISBN-10 0520049187
Release 1984
Pages 278
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this book presents a fascinating and balanced picture of Chinese art from the Stone Age to the present day. The author concerns himself not only with art, but also with Chinese philosophy, religion, and the realm of ideas.



Tate Modern The Handbook

Tate Modern  The Handbook Author Matthew Gale
ISBN-10 1849763151
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 352
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Published to accompany the opening of a major new expansion to Tate Modern in summer 2016, this handbook offers a fascinating look at the gallery’s acclaimed and growing collection of international modern and contemporary art. An essay by Frances Morris summarises the history of the collection offering a unique insight into the considerations involved in building and shaping a national collection. Matthew Gale describes some of the changing themes in the gallery displays. The A–Z section of artists includes, not only many of the most popular works in the collection, such as Matisse’s 'The snail' or Dalí’s 'Lobster telephone', but also features recent acquisitions from across the world. More than simply a guide to one of the most important museums in its field, the book is also an invaluable tool to the understanding of modern art and artists.



10 000 Years of Art

10 000 Years of Art Author Editors of Phaidon Press
ISBN-10 0714849693
Release 2009-03-28
Pages 544
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Chronologically presents five hundred examples of art from different countries, cultures, and civilizations and discusses what makes each piece both unique and representative.



The House of the Singing Winds

The House of the Singing Winds Author Rachel Berenson Perry
ISBN-10 9780871953988
Release 2016
Pages 234
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T.C. Steele's appreciation of nature, combined with his intelligence and capacity for concentrated study, raised his works to an extraordinary level. This story of his life and work in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is an indispensible chapter in the art and cultural history of Indiana, the Midwest, and the nation. This revised edition of the 1966 classic includes 74 full color Steele paintings from the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the Indiana University Museum of Art, and private collectors from around the state. These paintings, many of which have never been published, demonstrate the importance of Steele to the art world - in his time and in ours.



Guide to the Getty Villa

Guide to the Getty Villa Author
ISBN-10 0892368284
Release 2005-01
Pages 131
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The Getty Villa in Malibu includes the only museum in the United States devoted solely to classical antiquities. As such, the Museum building seeks to replicate the ground plan and major architectural features of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, with the surrounding landscaping modeled on ancient Roman gardens. This guide presents the full history of the site, as well as that of the ancient structure on which its construction will be based. With over a hundred photos and illustrations, it takes its readers on a tour of the Villa and its gardens, from the new entry court and outdoor theater to the atrium and Museum galleries, including special rooms such as the Basilica, the Hall of Colored Marbles, and the Temple of Herakles. Readers will learn about the installation of the collections, and the planned expansions to the Villa, which will be reopened in late 2005. Additions include a new Villa Scholars program organized by the Getty Research Institute, an analytical laboratory staffed by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), a new training program dedicated to the conservation of archaeological and ethnographic materials co-organized by the GCI and UCLA. New facilities also have been built to house the expanded bookstore and caf� as well as educational programs and theatrical productions.