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The National Gallery Companion Guide (National Gallery London)

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Publisher Comments:

This beautifully illustrated and updated National Gallery Companion Guide introduces art lovers to one of the richest and most representative collections of Western European paintings in the world. Erika Langmuir offers enlightening commentary on more than 200 of the finest worksand#150;and#150;by painters including Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Veland#225;zquez, Ingres, and Degasand#150;and#150;from the National Galleryand#8217;s collection, along with masterpieces by less familiar artists.

With this book, readers can trace the history of European painting from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries; develop an eye for style, technique, imagery, and genre; and learn to appreciate the talents of artists in a variety of artistic and cultural contexts. The book takes into account the latest scholarship from the National Gallery and includes discussions of the museumand#8217;s newest high-profile acquisitions.

About the Author

Erika Langmuir was formerly head of education at the National Gallery, London, and chair of art history at The Open University. She is the author of numerous books, including several titles from the current best-selling National Gallery Pocket Guides series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857099591
Subtitle:
Revised and Expanded Edition
Foreword:
Smith, Charles Saumarez
Foreword:
Smith, Charles Saumarez
Author:
National Gallery
Author:
Langmuir, Erika
Publisher:
National Gallery London
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
European
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
National Gallery London Publications
Publication Date:
20080228
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 b/w + 234 color illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 in 1.9 lb

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