The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012 - 449 halaman
This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan Museum's encyclopaedic holdings - the first new edition of the guidebook in nearly thirty years - provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the world's most popular and beloved museums. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful colour reproductions, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum's own experts. More than a simple souvenir book, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide" provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning five millennia and the entire globe, beginning with the Ancient World and ending in contemporary times. It includes media as varied as painting, photography, costume, sculpture, decorative arts, musical instruments, arms and armour, works on paper, and many more. Presenting works ranging from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Canova's Perseus with the Head of Medusa to Sargent's Madame X, this is an indispensable volume for lovers of art and art history, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of lingering over the most iconic works in Metropolitan Museum's unparalleled collection. -- Book Description.
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Greek and Roman Art
Arts of Africa Oceania and the Americas
Arms and Armor
Drawings and Prints
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Robert Lehman Collection
The Costume Institute
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Acheson Wallace Gift Akhenaten Alfred Stieglitz altarpiece Amenhotep III American Annenberg Annenberg Foundation armor artist Benjamin Altman Brisbane Brisbane Dick Fund Bronze carved century B.C. ceramics Christ Cloisters Collection color commissioned composition created decoration depicted DIAM dress dynasty early emperor enamel example figures Fletcher Fund Foundation Gift French German gilded gilt glass gold Greek H. O. Havemeyer Handscroll Harris Brisbane Dick head inlaid Iran Italian Ivory John Joseph Pulitzer Joseph Pulitzer Bequest Jules Bache king lacquer landscape late Leonore Annenberg Lila Acheson Wallace maiolica marble Meketre Mesopotamia Metropolitan Museum monumental motifs Netherlandish Oil on canvas Oil on wood painter painting panel Paris Paris Salon period pieces Pierpont Morgan porcelain portrait probably Purchase reign Renaissance represents Robert Lehman Robert Lehman Collection Rockefeller Rogers Fund Roman royal Saint scene sculpture silk silver Song dynasty sphinx statue style symbols tapestry Tutankhamun vase Virgin