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British Museum

Works: 1,824 works in 3,701 publications in 2 languages and 68,101 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Conference proceedings  Art  Miscellanea  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Pictorial works 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: DT87.5, 069.0942142
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Most widely held works by British Museum
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,096 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
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger ( Book )
43 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treasures of Tutankhamun by British Museum ( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and held by 1,549 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 world of Achaemenid Persia history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005 by British Museum (Natural History) ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts. It discusses all aspects of Achaemenid history and archaeology between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and embraces the whole vast territory of the Persian Empire from North Africa to India and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf. Topics covered include aspects of Achaemenid religion, administration, material culture, ethnicity, gender and the survival of Achaemenid traditions. The publication of the book is an event: it represents a watershed not only in better appreciation and understanding of the rich and complex cultural heritage established by Cyrus, but also of the lasting significance of the Achaemenid kings and the impact that their remarkable civilization has had on wider Persian and Middle Eastern history
Fake? : the art of deception ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,030 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
Turner and the sublime by Andrew Wilton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egyptian mummies by Carol Andrews ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the reasons why ancient Egyptians mummified their dead; provides information about how mummies were made; and discusses the items and rituals that accompanied the dead to their tombs
Jewelry, 7000 years : an international history and illustrated survey from the collections of the British Museum ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the various traditions of jewelry making and wearing, from the Royal Tombs of Ur to modern times, including amulets, cameos, and finger-rings
America, 1585 : the complete drawings of John White by John White ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White, the governor of the ill-fated Roanoke, was the official artist on several of Raleigh's voyages
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 737 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 )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 731 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 between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 723 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
Hogarth and his times : serious comedy by David Bindman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume...looks at the varied reactions's to Hogarth's prints and the different identities imposed upon the artist over the centuries: witty satirist, stern moralist, libertine, aggressive self-promoter, detached observer, and man of the people."--Jacket
Treasures of the British Museum by Frank Chalton Francis ( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 632 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
Samuel Palmer, 1805-1881 : vision and landscape by William Vaughan ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Samuel Palmer (1805-81) is one of the most original and influential of British painters. A younger contemporary of Turner and Constable, he looked at nature as much with the inner as with the outer eye, producing vision-inspired landscapes of unprecedented boldness and great poetic richness that form a striking contrast to the dominating naturalism of the day." "Marking the bicentenary of Palmer's birth, this catalogue is published to accompany the largest retrospective exhibition of his work for nearly eighty years. Bringing together nearly all his greatest works from collections around the world, supplemented with essays by eight distinguished scholars, it celebrates the full range of the artist's achievement."--BOOK JACKET
The age of Dürer and Holbein : German drawings 1400-1550 by John Rowlands ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman Britain by T. W Potter ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 554 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 )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 550 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 )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 546 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."--BOOK JACKET
Treasures of heaven : saints, relics, and devotion in medieval Europe by Martina Bagnoli ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 544 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
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