20% Off & Free Shipping for Members with Code SEP18


Members Double Discount Days are here: Sign in or join today. See details.

ART IS...

artis New
ART IS... is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
  • y_2018, m_9, d_21, h_19
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_artis, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_metropolitanmuseumofart
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 99.12ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT
Price: 16.95$16.95
Member Price: 16.95$16.95
In Stock
Description

With over 180 works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, ART IS... looks at art with short, concise observation, reflections, and reactions. Because there are no absolute explanations, readers are encouraged to observe, to debate, and to develop their own definitions of art.

This engaging book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers nearly two hundred illustrated definitions of art, all presented as simple, concise observations and reactions: a Da Vinci sketch is study; a Louis Comfort Tiffany vase is craft; a Nigerian mask is symmetry; a Van Gogh still life is composition; a Babylonian lion is fierce; a Duccio portrait is tender.

Reaching across time and form, from ancient statues to medieval tapestries to Baroque instruments to Impressionist paintings to contemporary costumes, the selected works represent the Metropolitan Museum's vast collection and are sure to inspire both novice and seasoned art lovers to create their own definitions of art.

With over 180 works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, ART IS... looks at art with short, concise observation, reflections, and reactions. Because there are no absolute explanations, readers are encouraged to observe, to debate, and to develop their own definitions of art.

This engaging book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers nearly two hundred illustrated definitions of art, all presented as simple, concise observations and reactions: a Da Vinci sketch is study; a Louis Comfort Tiffany vase is craft; a Nigerian mask is symmetry; a Van Gogh still life is composition; a Babylonian lion is fierce; a Duccio portrait is tender.

Reaching across time and form, from ancient statues to medieval tapestries to Baroque instruments to Impressionist paintings to contemporary...See More

Details
  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 384
  • Illustrations: Full color throughout
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2'' x 6 5/8''
  • ISBN: 9781588394477
Shipping & Returns
Standard flat-rate shipping (3–5 days) $7.95
Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

The above rates apply to orders shipped within the contiguous 48 US states. For rates to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and other countries, please see our Shipping & Handling page.

If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift! I bought this for my neighbor's young children as a back to school gift. It is a chunky, small book that introduces one to the most famous works of Western civilization. It is simply that: An introduction. But beautiful and well bound with a soft cover. I think they will be delighted.
Date published: 2018-09-09
  • y_2018, m_9, d_21, h_19
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_artis, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_metropolitanmuseumofart
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 71.13ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT