The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings

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By Kathryn Calley Galitz
Foreword by Thomas P. Campbell

This monumental book celebrates the greatest and most iconic paintings in The Met collection. Its broad sweep of material makes it at once a universal history of painting and the ideal introduction to the beloved masterworks of this world-renowned institution.

Lavish color illustrations and details of 500 masterpieces, created over 5,000 years by cultures across the globe, are presented chronologically, from the dawn of civilization to the present. These works represent a grand tour of painting: from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity to prized Byzantine and medieval altarpieces; from works from Asia, India, Africa, and the Americas to the greatest European and North American masters.

This unprecedented book includes an introduction and illuminating texts about each artwork. European and American artists include Duccio, El Greco, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Bronzino, Caravaggio, Turner, Velázquez, Goya, Rubens, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Vermeer, David, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Degas, Sargent, Homer, Matisse, Picasso, Pollock, and Warhol. For those wishing to experience the unparalleled collection of The Met, or to study masterpieces of painting from throughout history, this important volume is sure to become a classic work cherished by art lovers.

By Kathryn Calley Galitz
Foreword by Thomas P. Campbell

This monumental book celebrates the greatest and most iconic paintings in The Met collection. Its broad sweep of material makes it at once a universal history of painting and the ideal introduction to the beloved masterworks of this world-renowned institution.

Lavish color illustrations and details of 500 masterpieces, created over 5,000 years by cultures across the globe, are presented chronologically, from the dawn of civilization to the present. These works represent a grand tour of painting: from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity to prized Byzantine and medieval altarpieces; from works from Asia, India, Africa, and the Americas to the greatest European and North American masters.

This unprecedented book includes an...See More

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  • Publisher: Rizzoli
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  • Pages: 544
  • Illustrations: 1,100 in full color
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9 3/4'' x 13 1/4''
  • ISBN: 9780847846597
Editorial Reviews

"Succeeds magnificently in evoking a global art history presented in a way that only a physical book could accommodate: eye-filling reproductions in a stylish package of more than five hundred pages, nicely bound will delight the casual page flipper but it will also entrance art-book aficionados consistently evokes illuminating connections and gives readers room to discover them." 
      —Book Forum

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Amazing book!
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Dec 25, 2019
I bought this after 1 look at the cover. It is filled with stunning works from amazing artists.
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Love, love, love this book!
5
Oct 22, 2019
Although my visit to the Met was not as long as I wanted, this book helps me remember the wonderful masterpieces whenever I want, at my fingertips! The art illustrations are beautiful and each page has relevant information for the paintings. I would recommend to anyone that enjoys art.
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Beautiful book
5
Jul 10, 2019
The Masterpiece Paintings book is beautiful and informative. It makes me want to go back to the museum and see the originals.
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beautiful
5
Jun 29, 2018
Great book! spent hours looking through it.
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Fantastic
5
Jan 16, 2018
I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend after several trips to the Met. He loved it. Great photos and layout. Should have gotten two so I would have my own.
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A really beautiful volume
5
Jan 1, 2018
This is a really great book. I'm glad I bought it for my husband for Christmas. The vast collection of artworks from all around the globe are presented chronologically, creating an appreciation for artworks contemporary to each other but from different parts of the globe. Interesting introduction; well-designed pages; gorgeous reproductions of the paintings, sculpture, and small objects.
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A grate piece of art.
5
Nov 20, 2017
Arrivrd in time.
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5
Nov 6, 2017
I liked this book on my last visit to Met Museum
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Museum in a book
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Sep 11, 2017
More gigantic than I expected but_x000D_ no regrets- it includes everything_x000D_ you wanted to know.
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Absolutely beautiful!
5
Mar 24, 2017
I bought this book last week for my mother-in-law for her birthday. The book is beyond words, really. The colors in the pictures are so vibrant it makes them almost look 3 dimensional. The book is also very heavy so you can tell the quality is really nice.
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