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    The Art Museum (Hardback) By (author) Frederick M. Asher, By (author) Lisa Beaven, By (author) Marshall Becker, By (author) Phaidon Press Ltd, By (author) Phaidon Editors

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    DescriptionThis imaginary museum, created and curated by Phaidon, houses the finest art collection ever assembled. Unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, its rooms display around 3,000 paintings, sculptures, frescos, photographs, tapestries, friezes, installations, performances, videos, woodblock prints, screens, ceramics and manuscripts that tell the history of world art. Stroll through its 25 galleries and spend time in the 450 rooms that house the masterpieces - some familiar, others less well known - gathered from private and public collections around the world. Pause in its vast corridors, or visit one of the special exhibitions where works, drawn from our permanent collection, explore specific themes and subjects. This is the only museum to house Leonardo's Mona Lisa, a collection of Rembrandt's finest self-portraits, Velazquez's Las Meninas and Picasso's Guernica, as well as ceramics from China, Hokusai's woodblock prints, gold artefacts from Peru, paintings from the caves at Lascaux and works by Cy Twombly and Brice Marden. With its colour-coded galleries, wall texts that clearly explain the movement, culture or theme surveyed within each room, and explanatory labels for each work, The Art Museum is spacious, easy to navigate, educational, inspiring and an exceptional visual feast.

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    The Art Museum
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frederick M. Asher, By (author) Lisa Beaven, By (author) Marshall Becker, By (author) Phaidon Press Ltd, By (author) Phaidon Editors
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 992
    Width: 320 mm
    Height: 420 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 8,641 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714856520
    ISBN 10: 0714856525

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC22: 709
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    B&T Approval Code: A02200000
    BISAC V2.8: ART059000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: KUNT1342
    DC23: 709
    LC classification: N5301 .A784 2011
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARTAS
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    3000 colour, 10 line drawings
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    17 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors
    Review quote
    '...a clearly laid out and lavishly illustrated compendium of the best of world culture.' The Times 'the world's greatest works of art in one volume ... a monumental museum without walls.' The Daily Telegraph 'Coolly neoclassical in design ... you can take guided tours with experts whispering in your ear as you consult the captions ... exhaustive' The Observer 'this tome is chock-full of things you don't often see reproduced on this scale' The New York Times 'The 2,500 works that really matter in 1,000 stunning pages.' Reader's Digest 'this extensive compendium is easy to digest.' The Washington Post