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How to Read Buddhist Art
ISBN: PB: 9781588396730, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 2020
176 pp., 26.7x20.3 cm, 200 colour illus.
For more than 2,000 years, sublime works of art have been created to embody essential aspects of Buddhist thought, which developed and evolved as its practice spread from India to East Asia and beyond. "How to Read Buddhist Art" introduces this compl...
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In Pursuit of Fashion The Sandy Schreier Collection
ISBN: HB: 9781588396969, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 2019
204 pp., 33x23.5 cm, 174 colour illus.
This handsome volume explores the modern discipline of fashion collecting, presenting remarkable works from one of the greatest private collection of 20th-century costume. This group of clothing and accessories, assembled over several decades by Sand...
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Making Marvels Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781588396778, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2019
320 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 320 colour illus.
At once beautiful works of art and technological wonders, the objects featured in "Making Marvels" demonstrate how European royalty from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment signaled their status through their collections of ingeniously crafted inven...
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Renaissance of Etching
ISBN: HB: 9781588396495, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2019
304 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 237 colour illus.
The etching of images on metal, originally used as a method for decorating armor, was first employed as a printmaking technique at the end of the 15th century. This in-depth study explores the origins of the etched print, its evolution from decorativ...
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Last Knight The Art, Armor, and Ambition of Maximilian I
ISBN: HB: 9781588396747, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2019
304 pp., 27.9x23.5 cm, 266 colour illus.
Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) crafted a public persona and personal mythology that earned him the romantic sobriquet the "Last Knight" and that perpetuates his legend to this day. In his lifelong quest to establish himself as Europe's n...
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide
ISBN: PB: 9781588397003, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, August 2019
456 pp., 24.1x17.1 cm, 600 colour illus.
More than a simple souvenir book, "The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide" provides a comprehensive view of art history spanning five millennia and the entire globe, beginning with the ancient world and ending in contemporary times. It includes media a...
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Apollo's Muse The Moon in the Age of Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781588396846, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2019
192 pp., 22.9x22.9 cm, 150 colour and black&white illus.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, "Apollo's Muse" honors the rich history of photographic representations of the moon, from rarely seen early daguerreotypes to contemporary video art. Engaging and accessible, the book explore...
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CAMP Notes on Fashion
ISBN: HB: 9781588396686, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
256 pp., 34.3x26 cm, 250 colour illus.
Although an elusive concept, "camp" can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself through an aesthetic of deliberate stylization. Fashion is one of the most overt and enduring conduits of the camp aesthetic. As a site for the pl...
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Alicja Kwade: ParaPivot The Roof Garden Commission
ISBN: PB: 9781588396679, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
64 pp., 18.4x11 cm, 58 colour illus.
Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade's site-specific insta...
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Play It Loud Instruments of Rock & Roll
ISBN: HB: 9781588396662, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 2019
236 pp., 26.7x22.9 cm, 127 colour illus., 51 black&white illus.
Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound – from Louis Jordan's alto saxophone and John Lennon's Rickenbacker to the drum set owned by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Lady Gaga's keytar, and beyond. Seven en...
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