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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide

Introduction by Max Hollein

View Inside Price: $25.00

June 25, 2019
456 pages, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
600 color illus.
ISBN: 9781588397003

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press

Featuring beautiful color reproductions and enlightening descriptions, this is the definitive guide to one of the largest, and most beloved, collections of art in the world

More than a simple souvenir book, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning 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 revised edition 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’s unparalleled collection.

Max Hollein is the director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.