Masterpieces of the British Museum

Masterpieces of the British Museum

Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, this is a stunning overview of artistic and cultural achievement around the world.

Author: J. D. Hill

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 071415105X

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 674

The British Museums collection is one of the worlds finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This new and updated edition includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picassos stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard, and showcases a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and important objects drawn from across the Museum. Each object is presented with its own fascinating story and is strikingly illustrated in full colour. From the Warren Cup to Dürers Rhinoceros, the Lewis Chessmen to the Aztec turquoise serpent and the Gayer-Anderson Cat, the iconic objects of the British Museum are here presented in an exciting and accessible new way, highlighting the superb craftsmanship and ingenuity of those who created each of these splendid pieces. Grouped into sections based on cross-cultural themes, such as rulers, mythical beasts, dress and the human form, the resulting juxtapositions offer intriguing new insights into these widely varied masterpieces. Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, this is a stunning overview of artistic and cultural achievement around the world.
Categories: Nature

Japanese Art

Japanese Art

Covers material in the Department of Japanese Antiquities, Deppartment of Coins and Medals and the Clock Room of the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities.

Author: Lawrence Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106015865782

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 146

Covers material in the Department of Japanese Antiquities, Deppartment of Coins and Medals and the Clock Room of the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities.
Categories: Art

Masterpieces of Glass

Masterpieces of Glass

Contents: Ports: partners with world shipping and trade -- Ports: partners with importers and exporters -- Ports: partners with their communities, their expectations -- Award reconstruction and structural efficiency -- Structural change ...

Author: British Museum

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002984998

Category: Glass

Page: 199

View: 219

Contents: Ports: partners with world shipping and trade -- Ports: partners with importers and exporters -- Ports: partners with their communities, their expectations -- Award reconstruction and structural efficiency -- Structural change within the waterfront labour force -- Waterfront strategy: preliminary report -- Waterfront strategy and the role for port authorities -- Ports: partners in change -- Organisation changes in New Zealand ports -- Ports: partners with employees -- Ports: partners in communication -- Quarantine waste disposal at seaports.
Categories: Glass

The Art of Worcester Porcelain 1751 1788

The Art of Worcester Porcelain  1751 1788

"This book showcases over 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain in the collection of the British Museum.

Author: Aileen Dawson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584657529

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 248

View: 681

"This book showcases over 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain in the collection of the British Museum. They date from the period 1751-83, from the factory's founding by Dr. John Wall to a few years after his death in 1776."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt

Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt

Packed with information and insights, this classic book, now in paperback, contains over 200 of the most important objects, including the most famous (such as the Rosetta Stone) and also a selection of lesser‐known but equally significant ...

Author: Nigel Strudwick

Publisher:

ISBN: 0714119776

Category: Art objects, Egyptian

Page: 352

View: 354

Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt is the first illustrated guide to the highlights of the British Museum's wonderful collection. It features over 180 of the most stunning and important Egyptian and Sudanese artefacts in the Museum, including not only internationally famous items such as the Rosetta Stone, but also a wealth of lesser-known but equally significant or beautiful pieces. The objects are arranged in chronological order, beginning with the earliest predynastic pots and figurines, and continuing through the three thousand year rule of the Pharaohs, right up to Roman Egypt and the Coptic Christian period.
Categories: Art objects, Egyptian

Masterpieces of Wedgwood

Masterpieces of Wedgwood

Through a close study of the most stunning pieces in the collection, Aileen Dawson reviews the remarkable history of the factory from its foundation up to modern times.

Author: Aileen Dawson

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015006600855

Category: Pottery, English

Page: 160

View: 680

The British Museum's extensive collection of Wedgwood ware contains some of the finest specimens ever made by the factory. Through a close study of the most stunning pieces in the collection, Aileen Dawson reviews the remarkable history of the factory from its foundation up to modern times. Letters and documents bring to life the eighteenth century society whose taste Wedgwood both exploited and influenced, and reveal, too, his close relationship with modellers, painters and sculptors. A chapter is devoted to each of Wedgwood's two most famous masterpieces, the Portland and Pegasus vases.
Categories: Pottery, English

Fifty Masterpieces of Classical Art

Fifty Masterpieces of Classical Art

Author: British Museum. Greek and Roman Collections

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1149105100

Category: Art, Ancient

Page: 50

View: 210

Categories: Art, Ancient

Masterpieces

Masterpieces

"This book is a companion to the new gallery at the British Museum displaying objects from the late Roman world to the early Middle Ages dating from between AD 300 and 1100."--Page 7.

Author: Sonja Marzinzik

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 071412320X

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 296

"This book is a companion to the new gallery at the British Museum displaying objects from the late Roman world to the early Middle Ages dating from between AD 300 and 1100."--Page 7.
Categories: History

Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition, The British Museum, London; Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard
University Art Museums, Cambridge; Museum Rietberg Zurich. Catalogue by ...
1979-80 Wonders of the Age: Masterpieces ofEarlySafavid Painting 1501 - 1576.

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588394347

Category: Art

Page: 431

View: 929

Published in conjunction with the reopening of the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia on November 1, 2011.
Categories: Art

Masterpieces of Classical Art

Masterpieces of Classical Art

This beautiful book investigates 180 of the most important works, including the most famous (such as the Parthenon sculptures) and also a selection of lesserknown but equally important pieces.

Author: Dyfri Williams

Publisher: British Museum Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124151585

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 273

The British Museum has one of the finest collection of antiquities from ancient Greece and Rome outside of those countries. This beautiful book investigates 180 of the most important works, including the most famous (such as the Parthenon sculptures) and also a selection of lesserknown but equally important pieces. The unique story of each work of art is illustrated with superb photographs, many specially taken for this publication. A preface includes a brief history of the British Museumâe(tm)s marvellous collections, and chapter introductions provide a concise background to each period of Classical art. A stunning overview of the artistic production of this creative period and a must-have introduction to Classical art.
Categories: Art

Passion for Porcelain

Passion for Porcelain

Author: Zhangshen Lü

Publisher:

ISBN: 710108785X

Category: Art objects, Chinese

Page: 409

View: 594

Categories: Art objects, Chinese

British Museum

British Museum

A hilarious split-page book featuring fascinating artefacts from the British Museum.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 1788000803

Category:

Page: 26

View: 706

A hilarious split-page book featuring fascinating artefacts from the British Museum.
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Ukiyo e Paintings in the British Museum

Ukiyo e Paintings in the British Museum

Tokyo , Ueno no Mori Bijutsukan , Daiei Hakubutsukan shozó ukiyo - e meisaku
ten ( “ Masterpieces of Ukiyo - e from the British Museum ' ) . Exh . cat . , 29 March
- 12 Apr. 1985 US 1980-5 . Ukiyo - e shūka . 18 vols , Tokyo , Shögakkan ...

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000442652

Category: Color prints, Japanese

Page: 256

View: 582

Categories: Color prints, Japanese

Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture

Masterpieces of Greek Sculpture

Herakles in the British Museum 179 76. Mercury in the Vatican 183 77. Statue
restored as Neptune ( Vatican ) . 185 78. Head of a god ( Berlin ) 187 79. Statue
restored as Asklepios ( Hermitage ) 189 80. Apollo of the ' Cassel type ' ( Louvre )
 ...

Author: Adolf Furtwängler

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044033911108

Category: Sculpture, Greek

Page: 487

View: 249

Categories: Sculpture, Greek

Masterpieces of the J Paul Getty Museum Illuminated Manuscripts

Masterpieces of the J  Paul Getty Museum  Illuminated Manuscripts

The Getty Museum's endeavor to create a collection representative of the history
of European manuscript illumination is ... The greatest museum repository
ofilluminated manuscripts, the British Museum, London, handed over its
illuminated ...

Author: Thomas Kren

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892364466

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 368

The Getty Museum’s collection of illuminated manuscripts, featured in this book, comprises masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art. Dating from the tenth to the sixteenth century, they were produced in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, England, Spain, Poland, and the eastern Mediterranean. Among the highlights are four Ottonian manuscripts, Romanesque treasures from Germany, Italy, and France, an English Gothic Apocalypse, and late medieval manuscripts painted by such masters as Jean Fouquet, Girolamo da Cremona, Simon Marmion, and Joris Hoefnagel. Included are glistening liturgical books, intimate and touching devotional books for private use, books of the Bible, lively histories by Giovanni Boccaccio and Jean Froissart, and a breathtaking Model Book of Calligraphy.
Categories: Art

1000 Masterpieces of Decorative Art

1000 Masterpieces of Decorative Art

British Museum, London. Chinese Antiquity. 33. Anonymous. Jug for rituals, 12th
century BCE. Bronze, height: 20.3 cm. British Museum, London. Chinese
Antiquity. 34. Anonymous. Jug with bird feet, 12th-11th century BCE. Bronze,
height: 20 ...

Author: Victoria Charles

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 9781783104604

Category: Art

Page: 545

View: 786

From ancient Sumerian pottery to Tiffany stained glass, decorative art has been a fundamental part of the human experience for generations. While fine art is confined to galleries and museums, decorative art is the art of the every day, combining beauty with functionality in objects ranging from the prosaic to the fantastical. In this work, Albert Jacquemart celebrates the beauty and artistic potential behind even the most quotidian object. Readers will walk away from this text with a newfound appreciation for the subtle artistry of the manufactured world.
Categories: Art