Masterworks from the Indiana University Art Museum

Masterworks from the Indiana University Art Museum

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Richly illustrated with more than 160 full-color plates, Masterworks from the Indiana University Art Museum presents a selection of the finest works from one of the best university art museums in the world. Included are examples from the full range of world cultures collected by the museum: Africa, the Ancient Western World, Asia, Ancient America, the South Pacific, and Western Art before and after 1800. The entry accompanying each piece, by the curator of that collection, sketches the cultural context within which the object was created and used and describes the unique qualities that make it a masterpiece. In addition to showcasing the research of the museum's highly respected curatorial staff, this handsome volume highlights the remarkable photography of Michael Cavanagh and Kevin Montague, widely regarded as among the premier photographers of fine arts. For students, lovers, and collectors of art, Masterworks provides an inspiring and illuminating tour of the world's artistic more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 226.06 x 284.48 x 30.48mm | 1,927.76g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 180 color photos
  • 0253219566
  • 9780253219565

Review quote

This catalogue is particularly interesting for its African, Pacific, and South American collections, the quality of which may be attributed directly to eminent African art historian Roy Sieber, who served as curator for the collection from 1962 through the 1980s. . . . Recommended.September 2008 -- M. Miller * Metropolitan Community College--Longview Campus Library *show more

About Director Adelheid M Gealt

Adelheid M. Gealt is Director of the Indiana University Art Museum and co-author (with George Knox) of Domenico Tiepolo: A New Testament (IUP, 2006). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.At the Indiana University Art Museum, Diane M. Pelrine is Associate Director for Curatorial Services and Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; Adriana Calinescu is Thomas T. Solley Curator of Ancient Art; Judith A. Stubbs is Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art; and Jennifer A. McComas is curator of Western Art. All live in Bloomington, more

Table of contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments Adelheid M. GealtIntroduction and History Adelheid M. GealtCollectors and Collecting Adelheid M. GealtAfrica Diane M. PelrineAncient Western World Adriana CalinescuAsia Judith A. StubbsAncient Americas Diane M. PelrineSouth Pacific Diane M. PelrineWest before 1800 Adelheid M. GealtWest after 1800 Jennifer A. McComasshow more