The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide
'Uncluttered by excess information, it delivers its essence with streamlined efficiency...Teachers of any grade level could use the guide as an introduction to art of the whole world from the last 6,000 years.' - The New York Times
'This beautiful, superbly illustrated tome is a tribute to the notably encyclopedic holdings of one of the most important museums in the world…The artworks chosen are the highlights of each collection, accompanied by text and richly colored reproductions. Readers who pore through this guide will be transported inside the corridors of the museum.' - Choice
This award-winning guide provides an introduction to almost 600 important works from one of the world’s most popular and beloved museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With beautiful colour reproductions, and descriptions written by the Museum's own experts, the volume provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning more than five millennia and the entire globe, beginning with the Ancient World and ending in contemporary times. Recommended to those looking for an introductory guide to the museum and its incredible collections.
The book was awarded a gold Independent Publisher Book Award in the Travel Guidebook category.
- Author: Thomas P Campbell, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Date published: March 2012
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0300179491
- Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.8 cm