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Medieval Tapestries In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9780870996443
Genre : Tapestry
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A study of the condition, subject, design, manufacture, ownership, and exhibitions for each tapestry or set of tapestries in the Museum's medieval tapestry collection. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Category: Tapestry

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Guide

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9781588394552
Genre : Art
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This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan Museum's encyclopaedic holdings - the first new edition of the guidebook in nearly thirty years - provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the world's most popular and beloved museums. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful colour reproductions, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum's own experts. More than a simple souvenir book, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide" provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning five millennia and the entire globe, beginning with the Ancient World and ending in contemporary times. It includes media as varied as painting, photography, costume, sculpture, decorative arts, musical instruments, arms and armour, works on paper, and many more. Presenting works ranging from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Canova's Perseus with the Head of Medusa to Sargent's Madame X, this is an indispensable volume for lovers of art and art history, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of lingering over the most iconic works in Metropolitan Museum's unparalleled collection. -- Book Description.
Category: Art

American Furniture In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Frances Gruber Safford
ISBN : 9781588392336
Genre : Furniture
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The Metropolitan Museum's preeminent collection of early colonial furniture is expertly documented in this long-awaited publication. It covers the full spectrum of furniture forms made during the 17th and early 18th centuries--from chairs and other seating to tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, and desks. Each of the 141 objects is thoroughly described with detailed information on provenance, construction, condition, inscriptions, dimensions, and materials. Photographed anew in color for this volume, each piece is explicated in terms of the styles and craftsmanship of the period and is evaluated in light of comparative pieces in public and private collections throughout the country. One appendix contains photographic details of construction and decorative elements, and another has drawings of joints and moldings.
Category: Furniture

Period Rooms In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Amelia Peck
ISBN : 9780870998058
Genre : Architecture
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Superb examples of interior design through the ages are on view in the period room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Supplementing the stunning photographs of the rooms are historical photographs and engravings and close-up shots of selected ornaments and pieces of furniture, enabling the reader to see details that are often inaccessible to Museum visitors.
Category: Architecture

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Guide

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9780870997105
Genre : Art
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Illustrates and describes nine hundred works of art representing each of the Museum's eighteen departments
Category: Art

British Paintings In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art 1575 1875

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 9781588393487
Genre : Painting
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Covering the period between the late 16th century through to the third quarter of the 19th century, this book features paintings by English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish artists which are part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Category: Painting