The Art Museum (Revised Edition)

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714875026

Category: Art

Page: 584

View: 6133

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: 4966

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.


Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Danny Danziger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670038619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 5814

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 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: 6995

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.

The Arts of China

Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520049185

Category: Art, Chinese

Page: 278

View: 7660

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.

America's Art

Masterpieces from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Author: Theresa J. Slowik

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810955325

Category: Art

Page: 324

View: 649

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.

The Art Book for Children - Book Two

Author: Amanda Renshaw

Publisher: Phaidon Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 1951

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 Art of Showing Art

Author: James K. Reeve

Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution

ISBN: 9780933031678

Category: Art

Page: 134

View: 8183

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.

The Cloisters

Medieval Art and Architecture, Revised and Updated Edition

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

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300187203

Category: Architecture

Page: 211

View: 9430

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.

10,000 Years of Art

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714849690

Category: Art

Page: 544

View: 4593

Chronologically presents five hundred examples of art from different countries, cultures, and civilizations and discusses what makes each piece both unique and representative.

Building a masterpiece

Milwaukee Art Museum

Author: Milwaukee Art Museum,Franz Schulze

Publisher: Hudson Hills Pr


Category: Architecture

Page: 233

View: 8987

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.

American Art Museum Architecture

Documents and Design

Author: Eric Michael Wolf

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393732801

Category: Architecture

Page: 251

View: 7518

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.

The Art of Steampunk

Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement

Author: Art Donovan

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565237858

Category: Art

Page: 167

View: 2156

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

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: 8184

"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.

History of Art

A Student's Handbook

Author: Marcia Pointon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136186131

Category: Art

Page: 182

View: 642

This fully revised edition of the History of Art: A Student's Handbook introduces students to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in studying the history of art. Marcia Pointon conveys the excitement of Art History as a multi-faceted discipline addressing all aspects of the study of media, communication and representation. She describes and analyses different methods and approaches to the discipline, explaining their history and their effects on the day-to-day learning process. She also discusses the relationship of Art History to related disciplines including film, literature, design history and anthropology. The fifth edition of this classic text includes: • information on why Art History is important and relevant in today’s world guidance on choosing a degree course case studies of careers pursued by Art History graduates advice on study skills and reading methods a bibliography and further reading detailed up to date advice on electronic resources and links to essential websites History of Art covers academic, training and vocational aspects of Art History, providing a wealth of information on the characteristics of courses available and on the relationship between Art History and the world of museums and heritage.

MoMA Highlights

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

ISBN: 0870708465

Category: Art

Page: 380

View: 8034

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.

The House of the Singing Winds

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

ISBN: 0871953986

Category: Art

Page: 234

View: 6876

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.

Art and Artifact

The Museum as Medium

Author: James Putnam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288351

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 8885

From cabinets of curiosities to assemblages of found objects and imitations of museum displays, artists have often turned their attention to the ideas and systems traditionally embodied in the museum display, archiving, classification, storage, curatorship which they have then appropriated, mimicked and reinterpreted in their own work. Citing a huge range of examples, James Putnam shows not only the ways in which artists have been influenced by museum systems and made their works into simulations of the museum, but also how they have questioned the role of museums, observed their practices, intervened in them and helped to redefine them.