The Prado Museum

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New expanded edition! Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rafael Moneo designed the 2007 Prado Museum expansion--the fourth in the Madrid building's 189-year history. In addition to covering Moneo's addition, this generously illustrated volume contains reproductions of nearly 300 works--including Brueghel's "The Triumph of Death," Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights," Rubens' "The Three Graces," Raphael's "The Madonna of the Fish" and Tiepolo's "Olympus"--with a particular emphasis on work by the Spanish ...
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Overview

New expanded edition! Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rafael Moneo designed the 2007 Prado Museum expansion--the fourth in the Madrid building's 189-year history. In addition to covering Moneo's addition, this generously illustrated volume contains reproductions of nearly 300 works--including Brueghel's "The Triumph of Death," Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights," Rubens' "The Three Graces," Raphael's "The Madonna of the Fish" and Tiepolo's "Olympus"--with a particular emphasis on work by the Spanish masters, including El Greco, Velazquez, Murillo and Goya. Also included are texts by art historian Santiago Alcolea Blanch detailing the new building and contemporary Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias' acclaimed entrance, as well as outlining the museum's history to date, paying special attention to chief patrons who have shaped, over the centuries, one of the world's most important museums of art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788434311763
  • Publisher: Poligrafa, Ediciones, S.A.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 730,745
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 12.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Royal Collections 9

The Antecedents to Thepainting Museum 13

The Royal Collections Open 13

The Educational Ideals of the Enlightenment 13

The First Project for a Royal Museum in Madrid 14

The Josephine Museum 14

The Ferdinandine Museum and the Academy of Fine Arts 15

The Prado Museum 17

Conception (1816-1818) 17

The Building 19

Preliminary Preparations (1818-1819) 20

Ferdinand VII: Inauguration and Early Days of The Royal Painting Museum (1819-1833) 22

Isabella II (1833-1868) 28

The Liberal Period (1868-1873) 33

The First Republic (1873-1874) 36

Monarchy Restored (1875-1931) 37

The Second Republic (1931-1936) 45

The Civil War (1936-1939) 46

Dictatorship (1939-1975) 50

Democracy (1976-Present) 56

Painting Collections 84

The Spanish School 86

The Italian School 236

The Flemish School 292

The German School 348

The Dutch School 356

The French School 364

The British School 386

Selected Bibliography 393

Index of Names 395

List of Plates 401

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