Housing, like its predecessor, the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages, presenting the finest examples of visual creativity. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.
- Twenty-eight curators, critics, art historians, and artists contributed their expertise to create this art-lover's ideal museum. They come from such institutions as:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the British Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston;
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu; the University of California, Berkeley; La Trobe University, Melbourne;
The School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London; and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
Key Selling Points - A revolutionary 'virtual' museum with easy-to- navigate, colour-coded galleries and rooms - Perfect for casual browsers and as a research tool - Informative, accessible texts written by international experts, including art historians, archaeologists, curators, and academics - More than 1,000 artworks from the Palaeolithic era to the present, from every country and region of the world - Features both high-profile works and lesser-known surprises, providing an all-encompassing insight into art history - A smaller format and fewer pages than the original make this edition more accessible and affordable