Art = : Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History
A fresh new approach to explore global art history, presented through the lens of one of the world's leading art museums.
Featuring more than 800 artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking book - organized by thematic keywords rather than the usual chronological or geographical categories, and drawing upon analytics from The Met's online Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - offers fresh, unconventional ways of engaging with visual culture. Beyond the wealth of illustration, more than 160 engaging curatorial essays place the works in wider contexts, while a foldout, detachable timeline offers further perspective.
Works of art are organized into three sections — material/technique, period/place/style, and object/subject — followed by more than 160 engaging essays. Like the Timeline website, Art = encourages you to jump from keyword to keyword, making your own connections and drawing your own conclusions. A painting by Vermeer, for example, might lead you to a sixteenth-century hanging scroll by the Chinese artist Wen Zhengming, a beautiful gown by couturier Charles James, a portrait of three sisters by John Singer Sargent, or an ancient Egyptian statue of Hatshepsut.
Publisher - Phaidon
Hardcover, 448 pages
Language - English
33 x 26.7 cm