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This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Artand#39;s encyclopedic holdingsandmdash;the first new edition of the guidebook in nearly thirty yearsandmdash;provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the worldand#39;s most popular and beloved art collections. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful color reproductions, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museumand#39;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 armor, works on paper, and many more. Presenting works ranging from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Canovaand#39;s Perseus with the Head of Medusa to Sargentand#39;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 the Metropolitanand#39;s unparalleled collection.

Now available as an eBook!

The guide is now available to read on your tablet, mobile phone or personal computer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide eBook provides the same features as the printed version along with digital enhancements such as a linked table of contents for easy navigation, a double-click to zoom on works of art, and additional views of artworks. Like the print version, this eBook features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful photography, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museumand#39;s own experts.

The eBook is now available on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and Google Play.

About the Author

Thomas P. Campbell is director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newand#160;York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300179491
Author:
Campbell, Thomas P
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Author:
Campbell, Thomas P.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
600 color illus.
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.75 in

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