This completely rewritten and reformulated guide to the encyclopedic Metropolitan funds - the first new edition of the guide dates back almost 30 years - offers a perfect introduction to nearly 600 essential masterpieces from one of the most visited and prestigious museums in the world. It has an attractive and accessible design, wonderful color reproductions, and updated descriptions written by the Museum's own experts. Much more than a simple book that the visitor buys as a souvenir, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Guide offers a broad vision of the history of art spanning more than five millennia and the entire planet, beginning with the ancient world and ending at the time contemporary It includes media as varied as painting, photography, costumes, sculpture, decorative arts, musical instruments, weapons and armor, works on paper, and much more. The works included in the Guide go from the Ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Perseus and the head of Medusa de Canova, passing through Madame X de Sargent. It is therefore an indispensable volume for lovers of art and art history, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of stopping to contemplate the most iconic works of the Metropolitan Museum's unparalleled collection.
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