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Works: 4,976 works in 8,732 publications in 8 languages and 85,677 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Sources  Pictorial works  Guidebooks 
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Classifications: N1040, 069.0942142
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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting in the UK and across the world. This book is the tie-in to that event, reproducing the scripts describing the objects that made us who we are
The treasures of Tutankhamun by British Museum( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the companion catalog to the Tutankhamen exhibit that toured six American museums in the late 1970's. It contains photographs taken from the original glass negatives of the 1922 dig. It includes 55 objects from the tomb of Tutankhamen included the boy-king's solid gold funeral mask, a gilded wood figure of the goddess Selket, lamps, jars, jewelry, furniture, and other objects for the afterlife. A combination of the age-old fascination with ancient Egypt, the legendary allure of gold and precious stones, and the funeral trappings of the boy-king created an immense popular response. Visitors waited up to 8 hours before the building opened to view the exhibition
The Vikings : the British Museum, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by James Graham-Campbell( Book )

15 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the British Museum, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Fake? : the art of deception by Mark Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the methods used to make artistic, literary, documentary, and political forgeries and the recent scientific advances in their detection. Includes over 600 objects from the British Museum and many other major collections, from ancient Babylonia to the present day
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I
American prints from Hopper to Pollock by Stephen Coppel( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outside the United States, the British Museum has the most comprehensive collection of American prints of the first half of the twentieth century. American Prints from Hopper to Pollock reproduces 147 outstanding prints by 74 leading American artists, including George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois and Jackson Pollock, providing an overview of American printmaking before the rise of the big print workshops of the 1960s and 1970s." "The first half of the 20th century was a period of great change in America, and this publication examines American society and culture through the prints produced by some of the most important artists of the time. It opens with John Sloan's Ashcan School etchings in the 1900s and concludes with Jackson Pollock and the triumph of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. Many of the images in the intervening period explore the changing urban landscape of New York, the onset of the Depression, the romanticized visions of the American heartlands by the Regionalists, and the response to the rise of Fascism in Europe and America's entry into the Second World War." "With its compelling illustrations and illuminating text, this is a book that raises the profile of American printmaking at a dynamic time in America's history. With 162 illustrations"--BOOK JACKET
Albrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artist by Giulia Bartrum( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Albrecht Dürer's career from his first work in the medieval tradition of Martin Schongauer, through his Italian education in the classical tradition, to his sophisticated development of the woodcut and engraving techniques that changed the history of printmaking
Treasures of the British Museum by Marjorie Caygill( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasures include the Rosetta Stone, the Sutton Hoo ship burial, the Elgin Marbles, the Isle of Lewis chessmen, the Portland Vase, the Aztec turquoise mosaics, relics of the royal cemetary at Ur and the bronze Bodhisattva Tara
Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe by Cleveland Museum of Art( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing together an array of treasured objects from collections throughout Europe and the United States, this beautifully illustrated volume examines the medieval cult of relics- the physical remains of holy men and women, and things associated with them. Relics connected Christian faithful with sacred places and people who died as martyrs of their faith. Believed to contain the same power that had animated saints during their lifetime, relics bridged the gap between heaven and earth. To signal their sacred nature, medieval artists fashioned special containers for relics in precious materials and encrusted them with gems. Enshrined in alters of churches and used in the liturgy as well as in public rituals, relics functioned as objects of public and private devotion, carried home from pilgrimages to the Holy Land and sites throughout Europe or worn on the body as protective amulets enclosed in rings or pendants. In essays and catalogue entries, an international group of scholars traces the making of reliquaries from the earliest days of Christianity to the apogee of the practice in the sixteenth century, exploring how medieval artists invented new ways to express the power of sacred remains and the role that relics played in the development of the visual arts in both Eastern Christianity (Byzantium) and Western Christendom. This book also tracks the fate of relics and reliquaries in the wake of the Reformation, anti-clerical movements, and the French Revolution. This book sheds fascinating new light on some 140 extraordinary and rare reliquaries and related objects, including precious metalwork, paintings, sculptures, and illuminated manuscripts, from sources ranging from the Lateran Palace in Rome to European cathedral treasuries and small parish churches. -- from Book Jacket
Roman Britain by T. W Potter( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relying on the newest archaeological evidence, the authors assess the impact of the invasion of AD 43 on Iron-Age Britain and survey the effect of Roman culture on this remote province up to and beyond the end of the military occupation
Greek gold : jewelry of the classical world by Dyfri Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nearly 200 of the finest surviving pieces of jewelry made between the fifth and the early third century B.C. Drawn from the collections of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the British Musuem, London, the works in this book represent jewelry produced throughout the Greek world
Rembrandt, the printmaker by Erik Hinterding( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue, compiled by leading authorities, aims to illustrate a broad and representative selection of Rembrandt's finest prints. New areas of research have opened up in recent years, allowing us to follow the progress of his work on each plate and revealing how and when he revised the images at various times during his life. The papers he used are studied and previously unknown watermarks are reproduced. The roles played by Rembrandt's preparatory oil sketches and drawings are also now better understood, and these new insights are presented to a wider public for the first time in this lavishly illustrated volume."--Jacket
Enlightenment : discovering the world in the eighteenth century( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary companion to the British Museum's 250th anniversary exhibition. Opened in 1753 as the world's first public museum, the British Museum epitomized the Age of Enlightenment's dream of a rational universe. Indeed, in many ways the museum was the age's most potent instrument: the incarnation of a world that could be parsed, classified, and comprehended through the physical observation of objects, all in the name of reason, progress, and civic improvement. In this lavishly illustrated volume, published to coincide with a new permanent exhibit, the museum's centrality to the Enlightenment enterprise is explored through the stunning breadth and variety of its early collections. From painting and sculpture to scientific instruments to fossils, the incredible objects displayed in these pages testify to the museum's devotion to discovering and learning about the natural world, the past, and other civilizations. The story of how these global collections were amassed is brilliantly told and includes many accounts of the legendary collectors and expeditions that have made the British Museum one of the world's premier museums. ... Publisher description
Revolution on paper : Mexican prints 1910-1960 by Dawn Ades( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an authoritative, illustrated catalogue to accompany the first exhibition ever to be held in Europe on Mexican printmaking in the first half of the 20th century. The book also contains concise biographies of all the artists featured
Money by Joe Cribb( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allerlei historische en hedendaagse wetenswaardigheden over het geld in verschillende landen binnen en buiten Europa
Ancient Persia by John Curtis( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek vase : art of the storyteller by John Howard Oakley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning. The first two chapters analyze the development of different shapes of pottery and relate those shapes to function, the evolution in vase production techniques and decoration, and the roles of potters, painters, and their workshops. Subsequent chapters focus on vases as the primary source of imagery from ancient Greece, offering unique information about mythology, religion, theater, and daily life. The author discusses how to identify the figures and scenes depicted in vase paintings, what these narratives would have meant to the people who lived with them and used them, and how they therefore reflect the cultural values of their time. Also examined is the impact Greek vases had on the art, architecture, and literature of subsequent generations
Greek vases by Dyfri Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth of the Persian Empire by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a vast geographical area far beyond the present borders of modern Iran in the period beginning just before the formation of the Persian empire in the middle of the 6th century up to its collapse following conquest by Alexander the Great in the late 4th century BC. Eminent scholars offer a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and guide the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the four-volume Idea of Iran series. Charting over 1000 years of history, The Idea of Iran series offers a significant new appraisal of one the most fascinating, but also (at least in the West) relatively little known, of the great civilizations of antiquity. Comprising four substantial volumes, which have emerged from a series of seminars held under the joint auspices of the London Middle East Institute and the British Museum, and supported by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, the series explores the empires which have shaped the culture of Iran. Beginning with the Achaemenid dynasty of Cyrus the Great, which founded Persian imperial rule in the middle of the sixth century BCE, the series goes on to examine, amongst other key topics, the society, religion, and government of ancient Iran under the Parthians, Sasanians and the Arab rulers of the early Islamic period. The Idea of Iran will be mandatory reading for all serious scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Iranian history
Ceramic art of the Italian Renaissance by Timothy Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fake? : the art of deceptionAmerican prints from Hopper to PollockAlbrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artistTreasures of the British MuseumTreasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval EuropeRoman BritainGreek gold : jewelry of the classical worldRembrandt, the printmaker