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Apollo's Muse The Moon in the Age of Photography
ISBN: HB: 9781588396846, 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, 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, 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, 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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French Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art From the Early Eighteenth Century through the Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9781588396617, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
384 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 429 colour illus.
This authoritative book surveys the remarkable collection of 18th-century French paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the context of the institutions that governed the visual arts in the 1700s – the Academie Royale de Peinture et de Sculptu...
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Tale of Genji A Japanese Classic Illuminated
ISBN: HB: 9781588396655, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
368 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 304 colour illus.
With its vivid descriptions of imperial society, gardens, and architecture in early 11th-century Japan, "The Tale of Genji" – recognized as the world's first psychological novel – has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic tradit...
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World Between Empires Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East
ISBN: HB: 9781588396839, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
332 pp., 27.9x25.1 cm, 344 colour illus.
Emerging as an urgent response to the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq, Syria, and Iran, this publication examines the art and architecture of regions that served as major trade routes between the Roman and Parthian Empires from 100 B.C. to A...
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Lucio Fontana On the Threshold
ISBN: HB: 9781588396822, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
236 pp., 26.7x21 cm, 156 colour illus., 74 duotone illus.
A major figure of postwar European art and a binational resident of Argentina and Italy, Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) blurred numerous boundaries in his life and art, crossing borders both literally and figuratively. This volume takes a fresh look at th...
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Monumental Journey The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey
ISBN: HB: 9781588396631, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
252 pp., 24.1x26.7 cm, 206 colour illus.
In 1842, the pioneering French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804-1892) set out eastward across the Mediterranean with a custom-built camera to explore ancient lands that were largely unknown to the Western world. This book is the...
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Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms From Pergamon to Rome
ISBN: PB: 9781588396587, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
256 pp., 25.4x21.6 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
Authored by internationally renowned scholars, the 20 essays written for this volume explore topics ranging from the influence of Hellenistic art in the ancient Roman world to the ongoing excavations at Pergamon. All aspects of Hellenistic art are di...
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