The Art Museum (Revised Edition)

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714875026

Category: Art

Page: 584

View: 4036

Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book – from pre-historic times to the present, – over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians. "Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope... a visually spectacular survey of world art. Destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource, it is very highly recommended." —Library Journal Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.

The Art Museum

Author: Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714856520

Category: Art

Page: 992

View: 3620

The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,500 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of 100 specialists in art history, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover. Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this volume contains an unprecedented wealth of masterworks spanning three millennia and culled from 650 museums, galleries and private collections from 60 countries to tell the history of world art. It is organized by innovative color-coded, galleries, rooms, corridors and special exhibitions, which display the paintings, sculptures, frescos, photographs, tapestries, friezes, installations, performances, videos, woodblock prints, folding screens, ceramics and manuscripts that tell the history of world art. This is the only museum to house Leonardo's Mona Lisa, a collection of Rembrandt's finest self portraits, Velázquez's Las Meninas and Picasso's Guernica, as well as ceramics from China, Hokusai's woodblock prints, gold artefacts from Peru, and works by Jackson Pollock in one place. With intelligent in-depth text throughout, explanatory lels for each artwork, a comprehensive glossary and detailed location maps, The Art Museum, is accessible for everyone from casual art fans to experts in the field.

The Artist Project

What Artists See When They Look At Art

Author: Christopher Noey,Thomas P. Campbell

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0714873543

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 1754

Artists have long been stimulated and motivated by the work of those who came before them—sometimes, centuries before them. Interviews with 120 international contemporary artists discussing works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection that spark their imagination shed new light on art-making, museums, and the creative process. Images of works from The Met collection appear alongside images of the contemporary artists' work, allowing readers to discover a rich web of visual connections that spans cultures and millennia.

National Gallery of Art, Washington

Author: John Walker,National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Architecture

Page: 696

View: 1502

A history of the gallery from its inception in the 1930s accompanies more than one thousand reproductions of the nation's art treasures housed in the great museum

The Arts of China

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520218772

Category: Art

Page: 322

View: 9636

Sullivan has thoroughly revised this classic history of Chinese art which covers the period from Neolithic times to the 1990s. 224 photos. 164 color illustrations. 14 maps.

The Art Book for Children - Book Two

Author: Amanda Renshaw

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 9404

Encourages young readers to explore objects of art along with concepts such as clocks, time, music, mirrors, collecting, trust, movement, line, and shape, and explains how great artists used these themes to create their works.

The Cloisters

Medieval Art and Architecture

Author: Peter Barnet,Cloisters (Museum),Nancy Y. Wu

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394778

Category: Art

Page: 211

View: 4812

Home to an extraordinary collection of treasured masterworks, including the famed Unicorn Tapestries, The Cloisters is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. This splendid new guide, published to celebrate The Cloisters' seventy-fifth anniversary, richly illustrates and describes the most important highlights of its collection, from paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and exquisitely carved ivories to its monumental architecture evocative of the grand religious spaces and domestic interiors of the Middle Ages. The Cloisters remains a testament to design innovation--a New York City landmark with sweeping views of the Hudson River--featuring original elements of Romanesque and Gothic architecture dating from the 12th through the 15th century. Three of the structures enclose beautiful gardens cultivated with species known from tapestries, medieval herbals, and other historic sources. These exotic spaces, the art masterpieces, and the fragrant plants offer visitors an oasis of serenity and inspiration. This book both encapsulates and enhances that experience.

Masterworks of modern art from the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Author: Glenn D. Lowry

Publisher: Scala Group Spa


Category: Art

Page: 302

View: 9134

"This anthology of modern and contemporary art, unique in its comprehensiveness and quality, covers over a century of painting and sculpture, design and architecture. photography and books by artists. It is arranged in strictly chronological order so as to offer readers a perspective that will allow them to look at a work and compare different approaches and intuitions in others that were produced that same year and over the course of time. This makes it possible not only to follow the continual process of experimentation that is a specific characteristic of art but also to observe the different attitudes that art has taken to our era, assuming the guise of an account, a commentary, a protest or the proposal of an alternative vision or new values. A "timeline" of modern and contemporary art drawing on the most authoritative and famous collection in the world, that of The Museum of Modern Art, New York."--BOOK JACKET.


Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Danny Danziger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670038619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 2594

A celebration of the role of people in operating and sustaining the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents interviews with fifty-two people, from its security guards and cleaners to its philanthropist supporters and famous patrons.

The Art of Showing Art

Author: James K. Reeve

Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution

ISBN: 9780933031678

Category: Art

Page: 134

View: 3843

Starting with the basics, The Art of Showing Art will lead you, step by step through a systematic method, to solutions for your art display problems.

Anna at the Art Museum

Author: Hazel Hutchins,Gail Herbert

Publisher: Annick Press

ISBN: 9781773210438

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6893

Art is for everyone--even a bored little girl.

Maurizio Cattelan: All

Author: Nancy Spector,Maurizio Cattelan

Publisher: Guggenheim Museum

ISBN: 9780892075317


Page: 255

View: 2093

An updated edition of the definitive monograph on Maurizio Cattelan--provocateur, prankster and tragic poet of our times The Guggenheim Museum's sold-out publication Maurizio Cattelan: All is returning to print. Hailed as a provocateur, prankster and tragic poet of our times, Maurizio Cattelan (born 1960) has created some of the most unforgettable images in contemporary art--most notoriously "The Ninth Hour" (1999), a sculpture of Pope John Paul II struck by a meteorite. Derived from popular culture, history and organized religion, Cattelan's subjects range widely, and his work, while bold and irreverent, is deadly serious in its scathing cultural critiques. The second edition of All updates the catalogue that accompanied the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's 2011-12 retrospective survey of the artist. For this exhibition, Cattelan sidestepped the totalizing effect of a retrospective by devising a site-specific installation in which his entire oeuvre was suspended from the oculus of the museum's iconic rotunda. This book offers an equally unique response to the conventions of the catalogue. It is a faux-leatherbound hardcover with gold stamping and thin paper that is designed to resemble an old textbook or bible. The volume details almost every work of Cattelan's from the late '80s to the present within a double-column page format, featuring full-color reproductions and accompanying entries. The revised edition describes the artist's return to art making after a five-year "retirement" with a special, ongoing project opening at the Guggenheim in May 2016. It also features a redesigned cover and installation images of the exhibition All. Nancy Spector has augmented her critical overview of Cattelan--which documents not only his artistic output but also his ongoing activities as a curator, editor and publisher--with a new coda. Since its original publication, All has become the Cattelan bible, and this revised edition exploring the latest chapter of the artist's influential career ensures it will remain the definitive source on his work for years to come.

Great Works

Encounters with Art

Author: Michael Glover

Publisher: Prestel

ISBN: 9783791383019


Page: 224

View: 7148

This fully illustrated book offers a highly enjoyable and intelligently-written tour through art history, with the renowned art critic and poet Michael Glover. Every Saturday for the best part of a decade, thousands of people have been turning to the pages of the British newspaper The Independent to read Michael Glover's thoughts about a particular piece of art. Pithy, astute, erudite, often humorous, and always engaging, these enormously popular essays are filled with compelling and entertaining observations as well as trenchant commentary about art, history, culture, and humanity. Collected for the first time in book form, this selection of 50 essays--a number of which have been exclusively written for this volume--is organized in an unexpected manner, allowing readers to see connections and juxtapositions between works. Their subjects cover an enormous span in terms of style, era, and geography--from Rembrandt's Bathsheba with King David's Letter and El Greco's The Vision of St. John to Ai Wei Wei's Iron Tree and Georgia O'Keeffe's Single Lily with Red. All the texts are accompanied by full-color illustrations of the work in focus. With its compact format, this book is the perfect companion to a day at the museum, but also lends itself to leisurely dipping in-and-out of, either at home or as part of a daily commute. A great gift for art lovers, this book will also introduce Michael Glover to a host of new readers eager to learn about art from a charming and knowledgeable teacher.

The Art of Looking Sideways

Author: Alan Fletcher

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714834498

Category: Design

Page: 534

View: 2108

A primer in visual intelligence and an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination is comprised of an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, trivia, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the limitless resources of the human mind.

Gateways to Art

Understanding the Visual Arts

Author: Debra J. Dewitte,Ralph M. Larmann,M. Kathryn Shields

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500291917

Category: Art

Page: 630

View: 3526

The world s leading visual arts textbook supports the new AP* Art History course redesign in every possible way."

Artists Who Make Books

Author: Andrew Roth,Philip E. Aarons,Claire Lehmann

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714872643

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 6878

A vital survey of 32 internationally recognized artists who make books as part of their creative practice - features 500 images of these rarely seen works. The 'artist's book' has long been an important form of expression, and Artists Who Make Books showcases 32 internationally recognized artists who have integrated book production into their larger creative practice. This volume features a selection of books — many rarely seen — by every artist included, an accompanying text providing further context, and over 500 illustrations of covers and interior spreads. Insightful interviews with Tauba Auerbach, Paul Chan, and Walther König, and in-depth essays by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh and Lynda Morris round out this illuminating survey.