Hollein, Max (2019)
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Featuring beautiful color reproductions and enlightening descriptions, this is the definitive guide to one of the largest, and most beloved, collections of art in the world.
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 armor, 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 revised edition 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 the Metropolitan's unparalleled collection.
Director's ForewordIntroduction Max Hollein
Ancient WorldAncient Near Eastern ArtEgyptian ArtGreek and Roman Art
Across CulturesAsian ArtIslamic ArtArts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasArms and ArmorMusical Instruments
EuropeMedieval ArtThe CloistersDrawings and PrintsEuropean PaintingsEuropean Sculpture and Decorative ArtsRobert Lehman Collection
United StatesThe American Wing
Modern EraThe Costume InstituteModern and Contemporary ArtPhotographs
Index of WorksPhotograph Credits
Max Hollein is Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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