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    DescriptionThe British Museum is home to some of the world's 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 Durers 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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    Title
    Masterpieces of the British Museum
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by J. D. Hill, Edited by Neil MacGregor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714150680
    ISBN 10: 0714150681
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: WTHM, HD
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC22: 069.0942142
    LC classification: AM101.B86 M37 2009
    Thema V1.0: WTHM, NK
    Illustrations note
    280 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    01 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J. D. Hill is Research Manager in the British Museum and specializes in the Iron Age. Contributors include curatorial experts drawn from the whole range of the British Museum's collections.