The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The guide to Metropolitan's encyclopedic holdings provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the world's most popular and beloved museums and is now available to read on your tablet, mobile phone or personal computer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide e-Book provides the same features as the printed version along with digital enhancements such as a linked table of contents for easy navigation, a double-click to zoom on works of art, and additional views of artworks. Like the print version, this e-Book features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful photography, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum's own experts.


This e-Book puts a comprehensive view of art history spanning more than five millennia and the entire globe in the palm of your hand. It is a perfect way to plan a visit to the museum or to read about the artworks after seeing them. Presenting works ranging from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Canova's Perseus with the Head of Medusa to Sargents 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 Museum's unparalleled collection.

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Publisher
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Published on
Jun 24, 2014
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Pages
242
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ISBN
9780300206722
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Language
English
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Genres
Art / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Permanent Collections
Art / Reference
Travel / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
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This content is DRM protected.
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Thank the stars for the world's eccentric collectors; hoarders of objects beautiful, strange or downright odd. It is these documentors of the great and trivial - who want to show us all something wonderful about their collections and share the insights into humankind each of them illuminates - who have created the most fascinating, wonderful and precious museums the planet has to offer.

Boggle at the enormity of space, get nostalgic at childhood memories or be dumbstruck by the International Museum of Toilets... Whether you're a history buff, tech-head or have an inexplicable fascination with clowns, you'll find world-class collections here to pique your interest.

Never drag your heels around a dull museum again!

Then & now // History museums

Acropolis Museum // Greece British Museum // UK Forbidden City // China Goethe House & Goethe Museum // Germany Imperial War Museum // UK Museum of Alchemists & Magicians of Old Prague // Czech Republic Museum of Mummies of Guanajuato // Mexico National Museum of Anthropology // Mexico Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret // UK Prison Gate Museum // The Netherlands Sir John Soane's Museum // UK Styrian Armoury // Austria Torture Museum // The Netherlands Vasa Museum // Sweden Viking Ship Museum // Norway Whitney Plantation // USA

The world around us // Natural history museums

Kunstkamera // Russia 6 Messner Mountain Museum // Italy Sarawak State Museum // Malaysia Smithsonian Institution // USA

Human creativity // Art & culture museums

American Classic Arcade Museum // USA Belgian Brewers Museum // Belgium Burlesque Hall of Fame // USA Coffee Museum // Brazil Erawan Museum // Thailand Ghibli Museum // Japan Grammy Museum // USA The Green Vault // Germany Museum of Childhood // UK Musical Instruments Museum // USA Soumaya Museum // Mexico Vodka Museum // Russia

Things that go // Science & technology museums

Bicycle Museum of America // USA Big Hole & Open Mine Museum // South Africa Exploratorium // USA National Maritime Museum // France National Rail Museum // UK New Mexico Museum of Space History // USA New York City Fire Museum // USA Pencil Museum // UK Porsche Museum // Germany Sewer Museum // France Sulabh International Museum of Toilets // India

Peculiar passions // Quirky museums

Avanos Hair Museum // Turkey Clown Hall of Fame & Research Centre // USA Cupnoodles Museum // Japan Gopher Hole Museum // Canada International Cryptozoology Museum // USA Museum of Broken Relationships // Croatia Watermelon Museum // China

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