The art museum / [conceived by Richard Schlagman].
Contributor(s): Schlagman, Richard | Phaidon Press.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; New York, NY : Phaidon, 2011Description:  pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 43 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780714856520; 0714856525.Subject(s): Art -- History | Art appreciationDDC classification: 709
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The Art Museumoffers 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 Museumis both fantastic to browse through and an indispensable guide to art throughout the ages.
"This imaginary museum, created and curated by Phaidon, houses ... around 3,000 paintings, sculptures, frescos, photographs, tapestries, friezes, installations, performances, videos, woodblock prints, screens, ceramics, and manuscripts that together tell the history of world art"--Title page verso.
Art of the Stone Age -- Ancient Near East -- Ancient Egypt -- Ancient Greece -- Early Italian and Etruscan art -- Ancient Rome -- Native cultures of early Europe -- Central Asia -- China and Korea -- Japan -- Byzantine art -- Islamic art -- Medieval Europe -- Italian Renaissance -- Northern Renaissance -- South Asia -- South-east Asia -- Native cultures of the Americas -- Baroque and Rococo -- Neoclassicism -- Art of the nineteenth century -- Africa -- Australia and Oceania -- Art from 1900 to mid-century -- Art since the mid-20th century.
"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 ... Features 992 oversized pages of nearly 2,700 works of art"--Publisher.