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#books #art | The art museum

The art museum / [conceived by Richard Schlagman].
Phaidon, London [etc.] : 2011.
1 v. (pag. var.) : il. col. ; 43 cm.
ISBN 9780714856520

Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje | Referencia A-(0.021)B ART

The Art Museum
This imaginary museum created and curated by Phaidon houses the finest art collection ever assembled

The Art Museum is the finest art collection ever assembled between two covers. This revolutionary and unprecedented virtual art museum in a book, features 992 oversized pages of nearly 2,700 works of art. It is the most comprehensive and visually spectacular history of world art ever published. Ten years in the making, this unique book was created with a global team of specialists in all fields of art, including museum curators and educators, who have collected together important works as they might be displayed in the ideal museum for the art lover.

Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, this luxurious book is organized by innovative color-coded "galleries," "rooms," "corridors" and "special exhibitions" which display hundreds of paintings, sculptures, frescos, photographs, tapestries, friezes, installations, performances, videos, woodblock prints, folding screens, ceramics and manuscripts that tell the history of world art. This is the only museum to house Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, a collection of Rembrandt’s finest self portraits, Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Picasso’s Guernica, as well as ceramics from China, Hokusai’s woodblock prints, gold artefacts from Peru, and works by Jackson Pollock in one place.

With intelligent in-depth text throughout, explanatory labels for each artwork, a comprehensive glossary and detailed location maps, The Art Museum, is accessible for everyone from casual art fans to experts in the field.

'Why buy a mere art book when you could have a museum of your own?... The Art Museum is a colossal tome that, ranging across continents, periods and artistic approaches, sets out to compile the perfect collection. Here, for the man who has everything, is the Mona Lisa, and plenty more as well, from Byzantine mosaics through Benin bronzes to the abstractions of Brice Marden.' The Times

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