The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide

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This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's encyclopedic 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 art collections. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful color reproductions, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum's own experts.

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Overview

This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's encyclopedic 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 art collections. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful color 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 armor, 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 the Metropolitan's unparalleled collection.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Teachers of any grade level could use the guide as an introduction to art of the whole world from the last 6,000 years. . . . Perusing its pages. . . I found lots of things I wanted to see in the flesh, either again or for the first time.—Ken Johnson, New York Times

— Ken Johnson

New York Times - Ken Johnson

“Teachers of any grade level could use the guide as an introduction to art of the whole world from the last 6,000 years. . . . I found lots of things I wanted to see in the flesh, either again or for the first time.”—Ken Johnson, New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300179491
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 485,332
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Thomas P. Campbell is director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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