Описание: What woman can resist imagining herself in a beautiful designer dress? This title presents 100 fabulous gowns from the permanent collection of the renowned Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, each of which is a reminder of the ways fashion reflects the broader culture that created it.
Описание: Durer and Beyond presents a selection of 100 works from the Metropolitan Museum's outstanding collection of German, Swiss, Austrian, and Bohemian drawings. Featured are numerous drawings by Albrecht Durer, including his celebrated study sheet with a self-portrait. In addition to drawings by major artists such as Martin Schongauer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Urs Graf, Hans Holbein the Younger, Friedrich Sustris, and Wenceslaus Hollar, the selection also highlights work by lesser known but equally superb draftsmen from the 14th to the end of the 17th century.
Richly illustrated and fully documented with artist biographies, comparative illustrations, and enlightening commentary on the variety, quality, and purpose of the featured drawings, this book makes a significant scholarly contribution to a field that has not been widely explored.
Название: Etruscan Art: In the Metropolitan Museum of Art ISBN: 0300179537 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300179538 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 6364 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: This informative and engaging book on the Museum's outstanding collection of Etruscan art also provides an introduction to the fascinating and diverse culture of ancient Etruria, which thrived in central Italy from about 900 to 100 B.C. Masterpieces of the collection include seventh-century B.C. objects from the Monteleone di Spoleto tomb group (including the famous, remarkably well-preserved, bronze chariot), intricate gold jewellery, carved gems, and wonderful ambers. For the first time in more than 70 years, this incredible body of work is published in an informative and engaging book that draws upon decades of exhaustive research. "Etruscan Art" opens with short histories of pre-Roman Italy, Etruscan Studies, and the Metropolitan's collection, followed by chronological analyses of tomb groups, types of objects, and individual objects. The closing section features forgeries, pastiches, and objects of uncertain authenticity, all previously thought to be genuine. Richard De Puma, one of the foremost experts on Etruscan art, provides an invaluable new contribution to the study of ancient Italy.
Portraits and genre scenes by the great Dutch painter Frans Hals (1582/83-1666) are celebrated for their immediacy and dazzling brushwork. His dramatic compositions and bold technique brought his subjects to life in an unprecedented way. This book focuses upon eleven major works by Hals from the Metropolitan Museum's collection, supplemented by two Hals paintings from private collections and a selection of other Dutch paintings and prints.
The pictures included here span forty years of Hals's career, from the early "Merrymakers at Shrovetide" of about 1616 to engaging portraits he painted in Haarlem during his later years. The author discusses the formation of Hals's style, emphasizing his stay in Antwerp in 1616 and his knowledge of Flemish masters and of contemporary critical thinking. For the first time, Hals's work is considered in the context of broader European trends, in particular the Early Baroque movement that flourished in Antwerp during the 1600s.
Описание: Carpets made in the "Rug Belt"--an area that includes Morocco, North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and northern India--have been a source of fascination and collecting since the 13th century. This engaging and accessible book explores the history, design techniques, materials, craftsmanship, and socioeconomic contexts of these works, promoting a better understanding and appreciation of these frequently misunderstood pieces. Fifty-five examples of Islamic carpets are illustrated with new photographs and revealing details. The lively texts guide readers, teaching them "how to read" clues present in the carpets. Walter B. Denny situates these carpets within the cultural and social realm of their production, be it a nomadic encampment, a rural village, or an urban workshop. This is an essential guide for students, collectors, and professionals who want to understand the art of the Islamic carpet.
Описание: The brilliantly expressive clay models created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) as "sketches" for his works in marble offer extraordinary insights into his creative imagination. Although long admired, the terracotta models have never been the subject of such detailed examination. This publication presents a wealth of new discoveries (including evidence of the artist's fingerprints imprinted on the clay), resolving lingering issues of attribution while giving readers a vivid sense of how the artist and his assistants fulfilled a steady stream of monumental commissions. Essays describe Bernini's education as a modeler; his approach to preparatory drawings; his use of assistants; and the response to his models by 17th-century collectors. Extensive research by conservators and art historians explores the different types of models created in Bernini's workshop. Richly illustrated, Bernini transforms our understanding of the sculptor and his distinctive and fascinating working methods.
Описание: The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid houses one of the finest private art collections. It was begun in 1920 by the Baron von Thyssen-Bornemisza and continued by his son, the present Baron. The museum was opened in 1992 after being bought by the Spanish state. In March 2004 it will house for the first time the international works of the Baroness von Thyssen-Bornemisza, a remarkable collection of works by the greatest artists from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. This collection contains fine examples of works hardly present in the Spanish public galleries, such as seventeenth-century Dutch painting and eighteenth-century artists such as Canaletto, Fragonard and Guardi. The heart of the collection is its nineteenth-century art, from Caspar David Friedrich and John Constable to the Impressionists and painters such as Corot and Daubigny. The holdings of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings are perhaps the richest and most striking. Gauguin is particularly well represented and there are fine examples by Degas, van Gogh, Monet, Pissaro, Renoir and Sisley. Also well represented are the avant-gardes from the beginning of this century, especially Fauvism (Braque, Derain, Matisse, etc.) and German Expressionism. An initial selection of the Baroness' collection was presented to the public for the first time at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid in 1996 to critical and public acclaim. Since then different selections have been shown in places as varied as Beijing, Bilbao, Lugano, New York, Rome, Tokyo and Zaragoza, giving people from all over the world the chance to know and enjoy this remarkable collection. This beautifully produced and informative book will bring the collection to an even wider audience.
Автор: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Название: Fashion Is...(Metropolitan Museum of Art) ISBN: 1419711687 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781419711688 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 1240 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: What is fashion? This engaging book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers myriad answers to that question, pairing selected works in the museum's collection with concise observations. The simple reflections accompanying the illustrations encourage readers to think about the role of fashion in our culture and to develop their own definitions of what it means to them. Including costumes, regional dress, haute couture and accessories from the fifteenth century to the present, as well as paintings, sculpture and decorative arts relating to modes of dress, this clever little book is sure to inspire fashion lovers around the world.
Описание: What is New York in the eyes of artists? This engaging book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers myriad answers to that question, pairing selected works in the museum's collection with simple, concise observations. The Flatiron Building is shape; the Empire State Building is line. Times Square is spectacle. Among the enduring images are paintings, photographs, drawings, lithograph and posters. Simple reflections that encourage readers to observe and develop their own definitions of this endlessly fascinating metropolis.
Описание: Focuses on great works of the Renaissance, studying sculpture, painting and drawing from various points of view. This biennial journal presents articles by highly respected authorities aimed at the specialist as well as the general reader with a passion for art.
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