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Art Museum
Art Museum | Phaidon Press
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The Art Museum offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time. The unique structure of the book has been created by specialists in all fields of art, from institutions worldwide, who have collected together important and innovative works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover.As any great museum the book is divided into galleries, presenting the extraordinary variety of artistic output, from ancient Greece, to Australasia and Oceania, Byzantine art to that of the Pre-Columbian Americas, the Renaissance to twentieth-century art, with an emphasis on later western art. Rooms examine important aspects and movements within the gallery. Corridors between the rooms allow the reader to focus on seminal works of each period and culture, with the huge reproduction format allowing for detailed examination.The rooms present the finest examples of human creativity, each piece labelled with key data (including dates, medium and dimensions) alongside a brief description, and the group of works explained by a curator. Painting, sculpture, metalwork, textiles and ceramics comprise the wide variety offered to the reader, as individual works are all contextualised with expert contributors detailing the works significance to the evolution of art history. With cross-references throughout, a comprehensive glossary and detailed location maps, The Art Museum is both fantastic to browse through and an indispensable guide to art throughout the ages."
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Chrissyreadit
Art Museum | Phaidon Press
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Of course I played my own personal scavenger hunt of art with books.

Chrissyreadit @Lea trying to locate you. 6mo
Lea Hi! 6mo
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erinreads
Art Museum | Phaidon Press
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It‘s my husband‘s birthday weekend, so we spent the morning wandering around downtown DC, mainly at the National Gallery of Art. Also, sadly discovered that my favorite Mary Cassatt painting is no longer on display there, so I had to find some new pieces to admire.

Laura317 @erinreads Which painting is that? The one that is your favorite, that is. (edited) 2y
AmyG That sounds like a wonderful day! 2y
PenguinInFlight Ooooh. That does sound like an amazing day!! ❤️ 2y
DivineDiana @erinreads Same question as @Laura317 Love that Gallery! 2y
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everlocalwest
Art Museum | Phaidon Press
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This one lives on my coffee table...I dip in every now and then but I've had it for years and am no where near finished. #riotgrams #artandillustration

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bookishbunny
Art Museum | Phaidon Press
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I'll be meeting up with my class at the art museum a little later, but came in early to visit some of my favorite works. I wonder if the staff would notice if I moved in? I think I found the perfect reading niche.