An exceptional visual tool illustrating 20,000 years of art. A revolutionary book embracing 3,000 art-works and thousands of years of history, spanning from the prehistoric caves at Lascaux to the most recent works of contemporary art.
The ‘largest’ art-book in the world. An imaginary art gallery containing the largest and most authoritative art collection ever enclosed in one large volume, with each section curated by top experts. An exceptional visual tool illustrating 20,000 years of art. This revolutionary book embracing 3,000 art-works and thousands of years of history, spanning from the prehistoric caves at Lascaux to the most recent works of contemporary art. The most spectacular, complete history of art ever published, a task that has required decades of work and a team of specialists who have compiled the largest ever collection, perfect for all art lovers.
Subdivided into 25 galleries and 450 rooms: each room is organized according to different exhibition themes on a specific subject, each of which comprise 300 pieces – paintings, sculpture, frescoes, tapestries, fabrics, photographs, engravings, installations, performances, films and prints – which narrate the whole development of the history of art. No other gallery collection can boast Leonardo Da Vinci’s Monna Lisa, a collection of portraits by Rembrandt, Velasquez’s Las Meninas, Picasso’s Guernica, Chinese porcelain, engravings by Hokusai, gold artifacts from Peru and works by Jackson Pollock, all ‘under the same roof’.
Thanks to a text which goes into detail and explanatory captions under each work, Il Museo dell’Arte is accessible to everyone, art enthusiasts and experts alike. The book comes complete with a glossary and detailed maps.
“Amazing, this volume should be added to the collections of public libraries and schools, not only displayed on coffee tables. In an age when people seek information about art electronically, this tome, with its splendid reproductions, sends a clear message about the importance of the printed page.” Art Quarterly