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Publisher Comments:

What is art? This engaging book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers nearly 200 illustrated answers to that question, all presented in simple, concise observations about selected works in the Museumand#8217;s collection. For example, a Nigerian mask is symmetry, a Van Gogh still life is composition, a Babylonian lion is fierce, a Duccio portrait is tender. Some of the statements speak to technique, while others are descriptive or evocative. All are simple reflections that encourage readers to observe, to think, to debate, and to develop their own definitions of art. Reaching across all periods and media, from ancient statues to medieval tapestries to Baroque instruments to Impressionist paintings to contemporary costumes, the selected works gathered in this clever little book are sure to inspire both novice and seasoned art lovers.

Synopsis:

This is a pocket-sized A-Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of typical work, accompanied by information on each image and its creator. Artists, styles and subject matter are cross referenced.

Synopsis:

Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, "The Art Book" has become a publishing phenomenon and a well-known event in the art book world. Reduced in size, making it light and highly portable, this new mini edition presents the same easy-to-use alphabetical guide to 500 of the world's greatest painters and sculptors. 500 color illustrations.

About the Author

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the western hemisphere and the worldand#8217;s most encyclopedic art museum under one roof. Founded in 1870, its permanent collection, housed in 17 curatorial departments, embraces more than 2 million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present, from every part of the globe, in all artistic media, and at the highest levels of creative excellence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714836256
Other:
Phaidon Press
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Author:
Phaidon Press
Author:
Editors of Phaidon Press
Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The
Location:
London :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Artists
Subject:
Art criticism
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art -- Themes, motives.
Subject:
Artists -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Art/Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060928
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
188 color illustrations
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , This is a pocket-sized A-Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of typical work, accompanied by information on each image and its creator. Artists, styles and subject matter are cross referenced.
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, "The Art Book" has become a publishing phenomenon and a well-known event in the art book world. Reduced in size, making it light and highly portable, this new mini edition presents the same easy-to-use alphabetical guide to 500 of the world's greatest painters and sculptors. 500 color illustrations.
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