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.
Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Danny Danziger
Category: Business & Economics
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.
What Artists See When They Look At Art
Author: Christopher Noey,Thomas P. Campbell
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
this book presents a fascinating and balanced picture of Chinese art from the Stone Age to the present day. The author concerns himself not only with art, but also with Chinese philosophy, religion, and the realm of ideas.
Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Art, Chinese
Celebrating the reopening of the newly restored Smithsonian American Art Museum, a premier collection of American art features more than 250 reproductions of great works of American painting, sculpture, folk art, and photography, by such artists as Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Nam June Paik, and other luminaries.
Masterpieces from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Author: Theresa J. Slowik
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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.
Author: Amanda Renshaw
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
Author: James K. Reeve
Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution
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.
Medieval Art and Architecture, Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Peter Barnet,Nancy Wu,Cloisters (Museum)
Publisher: Yale University Press
Chronologically presents five hundred examples of art from different countries, cultures, and civilizations and discusses what makes each piece both unique and representative.
Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
This spectacular volume celebrates the reopening of the Milwaukee Art Museum with its new additiion designed by world-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, joining the original builing by Eero Saarinen.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Author: Milwaukee Art Museum,Franz Schulze
Publisher: Hudson Hills Pr
Museums pose unusual challenges for the architect, as the building must interact with and highlight the art on display, while also taking into account the experience of the museumgoer. Here, all aspects of museum architecture and design are explored, from the aesthetic to the practical, the innovative to the functional.
Documents and Design
Author: Eric Michael Wolf
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Welcome to the world of Steampunk: a unique fantasy version of nineteenth century Victorian England imbued with today's technology. Discover the captivating and dynamic world of this emerging genre through the creative vision of today's leading artists."The Art of Steampunk is a visual treat that you can peruse time and time again, as well as proudly display on your coffee table for your guests to enjoy." -- NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS "The book wastes very little time getting to the good stuff..."-- WIRED MAGAZINE
Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement
Author: Art Donovan
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
"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.
Author: Glenn D. Lowry
Publisher: Scala Group Spa
This new edition of MoMA Highlights is a fresh consideration of the Museum’s superlative collection of modern and contemporary art. It presents a rich chronological overview of the most significant artworks from each of MoMA's curatorial departments—painting and sculpture, drawings, prints and illustrated books, photography, architecture and design, film, and media and performance art—with each work represented by a vibrant image and a short informative text. This redesigned volume features 115 new works since the previous edition, many of them recent acquisitions, ranging from typefaces to sculptures to conceptual performances that reflect the Museum’s ongoing dedication to the art of our time. MoMA Highlights is an indispensable resource for exploring one of the premier art collections in the world.
350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
T.C. Steele's appreciation of nature, combined with his intelligence and capacity for concentrated study, raised his works to an extraordinary level. This story of his life and work in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is an indispensible chapter in the art and cultural history of Indiana, the Midwest, and the nation. This revised edition of the 1966 classic includes 74 full color Steele paintings from the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the Indiana University Museum of Art, and private collectors from around the state. These paintings, many of which have never been published, demonstrate the importance of Steele to the art world - in his time and in ours.
The Life and Work of T. C. Steele
Author: Rachel Berenson Perry,Selma Neubacher Steele,Theodore L. Steele,Wilbur David Peat
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society