The Art Museum
Publication Date: October 2011
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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, Velazquez'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.
At 18 pounds, The Art Museum spans thousands of years and shows more than 2,700 works from more than 650 galleries. The ambitious project bringing together the best of museums worldwide is 10 years in the making. If this one museum were real, there would hardly be any need for another. More at NPR.org
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