Visit the world’s most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book—from pre-historic times to the present.
Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork and jewel-work.
About the Contributors
28 curators, critics, art historians and artists contributed their expertise to create this art-lover’s ideal museum. They come from such institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the British Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu; the University of California, Berkeley; La Trobe University, Melbourne; the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London; and The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
About the Publisher
Headquartered in London and New York City, Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. Working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers, Phaidon produces innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, as well as illustrated books for children.