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The Art Museum - Phaidon Editors

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Published: 13th October 2011
For Ages: 13+ years old
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The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers.

This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 1,000 oversized pages of over 2,700 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published.

Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of specialists in all fields of art, including museum curators and educators, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover.

Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this luxurious book is organized by innovative color-coded "galleries," "rooms, "corridors" and "special exhibitions" which display hundreds of 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 labels 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.

About The Author

Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors, with a consulting global team of specialists in all fields of art.

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5.0

Comprrehensive art collection

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Art Museum:

    This is very comprehensive art history in one book. Doesn't go into huge detail because of the historically wide selection of art.
    I read this reference book for pleasure.
    Great selection.
    Very heavy!

    Comment on this review

    '...a clearly laid out and lavishly illustrated compendium of the best of world culture.' The Times 'the world's greatest works of art in one volume ... a monumental museum without walls.' The Daily Telegraph 'Coolly neoclassical in design ... you can take guided tours with experts whispering in your ear as you consult the captions ... exhaustive' The Observer 'this tome is chock-full of things you don't often see reproduced on this scale' The New York Times 'The 2,500 works that really matter in 1,000 stunning pages.' Reader's Digest 'this extensive compendium is easy to digest.' The Washington Post

    ISBN: 9780714856520
    ISBN-10: 0714856525
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 13+ years old
    For Grades: 8 - 12
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 992
    Published: 13th October 2011
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 42.0 x 35.0  x 5.8
    Weight (kg): 47.6
    Edition Number: 1