Masterpieces of the British Museum

This illustrated introduction to the collections, attractively designed with striking photographs, offers a fascinating summary of up-to-date information on about 250 of the Museum's highlights, including the most famous as well as a ...

Masterpieces of the British Museum

The British Museum is home to some of the worlds finest and broadest collections, ranging from prehistoric times to the present and from ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This illustrated introduction to the collections, attractively designed with striking photographs, offers a fascinating summary of up-to-date information about 250 of the Museums highlights, including the most famous as well as a selection of lesser-known but equally intriguing pieces. 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. Grouped into twenty sections based on cross-cultural themes such as fashion, technology, myths, gods and nature, each with an illustrated introduction written by the Editor, every object is then illustrated with one or more large high-quality colour photographs. The accompanying text summarizes the unique story and features of each object. Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, the huge range and scope of the collections provide a stunning overview of mankinds artistic production around the world.

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Masterpieces of the British Museum
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: J. D. Hill
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

The British Museum is home to some of the worlds finest and broadest collections, ranging from prehistoric times to the present and from ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This illustrated introduction to the collections, attractively designed with striking photographs, offers a fascinating summary of up-to-date information about 250
Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Photographs
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Gordon Baldwin, Julian Cox, Michael Hargraves, Judith Keller, Anne Lyden, John McIntyre, Weston Naef, Katherine Ware
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-11-13 - Publisher: Getty Publications

The J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection of over one hundred thousand images is among the most comprehensive holdings of rare and important photographs in the world. It ranges from daguerreotypes to work by contemporary photographers such as Frederick Sommer and Manuel Alvarez Bravo. The fifty selections in this volume include
MASTERPIECES OF ANCIENT EGYPT
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: nigel stridwick
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Averil Cameron, Fellow of the British Academy Warden Keble College Averil Cameron
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-11 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides both a detailed introduction to the vivid and exciting period of `late antiquity' and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Empire.
Chasing Chariots
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: André J. Veldmeijer, alima Ikram
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-01 - Publisher: Sidestone Press

The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to 2 December 2012). The intention of the conference was to make a broad assessment of the current state of