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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
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Introduction by Thomas P. Campbell

This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan's encyclopedic holdings—the first new edition of the guidebook in nearly thirty years—provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the world's most popular and beloved museums. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful color reproductions, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum's own experts. More than a simple souvenir book, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning more than five millennia and the entire globe, beginning with the Ancient World and ending in contemporary times. It includes media as varied as painting, photography, costume, sculpture, decorative arts, musical instruments, arms and armor, works on paper, and many more. Presenting works ranging from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Canova's Perseus with the Head of Medusa to Sargent's Madame X, this is an indispensable volume for lovers of art and art history, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of lingering over the most iconic works in the Metropolitan Museum's unparalleled collection.

Introduction by Thomas P. Campbell

This completely reconceived and rewritten guide to the Metropolitan's encyclopedic holdings—the first new edition of the guidebook in nearly thirty years—provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the world's most popular and beloved museums. It features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful color reproductions, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum's own experts. More than a simple souvenir book, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning more than five millennia and the entire globe, beginning with the Ancient World and ending in contemporary times. It includes media as varied as painting, photography, costume, sculpture, decorative arts,...See More

Details
  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 456
  • Languages: Available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 6 3/4'' x 9 3/4''
  • ISBN: 9780300179491
  • Award: Gold Independent Publisher Book Award in the Travel Guidebook category
Editorial Reviews

"Uncluttered by excess information, it delivers its essence with streamlined efficiency." 
"Teachers of any grade level could use the guide as an introduction to art of the whole world from the last 6,000 years." 
      — The New York Times 

"This beautiful, superbly illustrated tome is a tribute to the notably encyclopedic holdings of one of the most important museums in the world The artworks chosen are the highlights of each collection, accompanied by text and richly colored reproductions. Readers who pore through this guide will be transported inside the corridors of the museum. Those who read from cover to cover will find that the guide orchestrates the experience of a grand tour through each collection, contextualizing particular artworks across regions throughout history gives a glimpse into the striking visual and tactile experience of perusing the Met's collections. Recommended. 
      —Choice

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than a Guidebook I have seen this at a small store at Met Museum when we visited last time. It looked great but too thick/heavy to bring back home in CA. A lady working there said online shop has everything. So I got without carrying heavy book. Of course contents teach a lot. It is a great way to review/preview the museum and get to know the heart of arts. I bought a Japanese version for me to deeply understand by my own language and that works of course so great.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible value This is just an amazing book--450 pages of gorgeous color photos of the Met's collection with just enough information about each item. Too many books of this type waste precious space with too many words about the works when what you really want is pictures of the works. And the very reasonable price ($24.95) puts the Met's collection within anybody's reach, anywhere.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent comprehensive guide This is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive guide to a museum which is a member of the greatest museum club of the world.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love It ! I love all the pictures and great articles about all the exhibits.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Metroplitan Museum of Art Guide An excellent guide to the Met, but pity it has no detailed plan of the Museum
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for a walk through the museum from home I could spend days in the museum and never tire from each discovery however when I need a dose from home this book is a favorite reference.
Date published: 2013-09-23
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