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
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.
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
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.
"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
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
"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.
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
Category: Art objects, Egyptian
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.
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
Category: Pottery, English
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.
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)Publish On: 2011
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
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.
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
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.
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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 ...
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 )
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
Author: Thomas Kren
Publisher: Getty Publications
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.
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
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.