This is a revised edition of the guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The guide describes the museum's vast collections and its buildings, including the Cloisters, and includes nearly 900 works of art from the museum's 18 curatorial departments, selected by the director of the museum, Philippe de Montebello....
|Title||:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide: Revised Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||470 Pages|
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide: Revised Edition Reviews
I think that this book was amazing and I really enjoyed reading this book. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was about beautiful sculptures and paintings done by famous artists and were put in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book had a lot of useful facts and information about artists and their work. It also talked about the artist's lives and how hard they had to work to get their fantastic art in the museum. One of the most famous and one of my favorite artists who got her art put in the Metropolitan Museum of Art was Jan Van Eyck with one of her best paintings The Last Judgment. I extremely enjoyed reading this book and thought that it was incredibly interesting.
No better and no worse than museum shop guides to other American art museums. The writing is pointedly dull. The pictures are too small for detailed examination. The bindng is next to useless for actually using while in the museum. And of course, the usual gripe with all these museum guides... they never have the artworks in them that you want in them.... those same artworks that surprisingly don't have postcards in the gift shop either. Sigh.
I found this a useful guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Of course their acquisitions and exhibits change, and frankly the binding sucks and it's the kind of book you can expect to soon fall apart--which is why I'm docking a star. But it's still given the maps a good way to make your way through the museum, and that's especially useful if like me you're a New York City resident. And if you're not, and you only visited, it's like taking a nice little album of your visit home with you.
There was no Korean art in the "China, Japan, Korea" section. And the recommended donation for adults in 1983 was $4. It is now $25. Sigh. But otherwise a good summary. I wonder how much of it is no longer there...
Una guía a uno de los mejores museos del mundo el MET de Nueva York.