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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the stories of one hundred human innovations to explain their pivotal role in shaping civilization, from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger( Book )

30 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vikings : the British Museum, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by James Graham-Campbell( Book )

17 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the British Museum, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,129 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
Fake? : the art of deception by Mark Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 999 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
Jewelry, 7000 years : an international history and illustrated survey from the collections of the British Museum by Hugh Tait( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 822 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
Eternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum by Edna R Russmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eternal Egypt features a selection of the most important and beautiful objects from ancient Egypt, a civilization of enduring fascination. Written by Edna R. Russmann, with contributions by a distinguished team of international scholars, the lively text examines over 140 works and highlights the extraordinary artistic achievement that they represent. The book is published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The British Museum and drawn exclusively from the collection of The British Museum, which is among the finest in the world. Illustrated with images of the works in the exhibition, as well as comparative materials, Eternal Egypt is that rare book of interest and value to the general and scholarly audience alike."--Jacket
America, 1585 : the complete drawings of John White by John White( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White, the governor of the ill-fated Roanoke, was the official artist on several of Raleigh's voyages
Michelangelo drawings : closer to the master by Hugo Chapman( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most creative and influential artists in the history of art, Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a prolific sculptor, painter, architect, and draftsman whose drawing practice was essential to his work in all media. This important and beautiful book focuses on more than ninety Michelangelo drawings executed in red and black chalk and pen and ink. In the accompanying text, distinguished art historian Hugo Chapman examines the remarkable array of works and discusses how the act of drawing figured prominently in the evolution of Michelangelo's career. An introductory chapter discusses Michelangelo's contemporary fame, his training and choice of techniques, and the role of drawing in the genesis of his paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The author also describes the artist's frugal use of paper, explaining how he often recycled letters and drawings (working on both the front and back of the sheet) throughout his career. Organized chronologically, the book looks at Michelangelo's early development in Florence and Rome, his accomplishments as papal artist for the Sistine Chapel ceiling with its preparatory studies, and his drawings for the tomb of Julius II, the Medici tombs, the Laurentian library, and the Last judgement. The fascinating history of the fate of Michelangelo's drawings after his death is also explored in detail. From pen studies made when Michelangelo was in his early twenties to the visionary Crucifixion scenes carried out shortly before his death six decades later, this essential book testifies to the fundamental importance of drawing in the work of this great Renaissance master.--Book jacket
The British Museum book of Chinese Art by British Museum( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains why chinese silks and porcelains have been prized around the world for their fine textures and brilliant colours. This work explains why, describing the origins of these diverse achievements and setting them in their historical context alongside decorative arts such as lacquer, cloisonne and glass
Gladiators and caesars : the power of spectacle in ancient Rome( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events and games held in the amphitheaters, cicuses, and theaters in ancient Rome
American prints from Hopper to Pollock by Stephen Coppel( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 711 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"--Jacket
Hogarth and his times : serious comedy by David Bindman( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 707 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
The mystery of the Egyptian mummy by Joyce Filer( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies one of the mummies at the British Museum--Hornedjitef, high priest of Amun at Thebes during the Ptolemaic period--and provides information about Egyptian culture in his day and earlier
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( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Major Guide To and an explanation of the whole Phenomenon of the Persian Empire, from the acknowledged experts."--Jacket
Hajj : journey to the heart of Islam by M. A Abdel Haleem( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam is the largest pilgrimage in the world today and a scared duty for all Muslims. Each year millions of the faithful from around the world make the pilgrimage to Mecca, the birthplace of Islam where the Prophet Muhammad received his revelation. This book pulls together many strands of Hajj, its rituals, history, and modern manifestations. Travel was once a hazardous gamble, yet devoted Muslims undertook the journey to Mecca, documenting their experiences in manuscripts, wall paintings, and early photographs, many of which are presented here. Through the many illustrations including pilgrims' personal objects, souvenirs, and maps, this book provides a glimpse into this important holy rite for Muslims already grounded in the tradition and non-Muslims who cannot otherwise participate. The book does not merely trace pilgrimages of the past. The Hajj is a living tradition and its practice in modern times is influenced by new conveniences and obstacles. This book opens out onto the full sweep of the Hajj: a sacred path walked by early Islamic devotees and pre-Islamic Arabians to Muslims of today; a site of worship under the care of sultans, and an expression of faith in the modern world
Art treasures of the British Museum by Geoffrey Grigson( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assyrian sculpture by British Museum( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Museum quarterly by British Museum (London)( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and empire : treasures from Assyria in the British Museum by John Curtis( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Museum has one of the finest collections of Assyrian artifacts in the world, centered around the famous carved stone reliefs from the palaces of the Assyrian kings at Nimrud and Nineveh. Dating from the ninth to the seventh centuries B.C., these remarkable sculptures show the kings' exploits in battle and in hunting, and ceremonies at the Assyrian court. This catalogue describes their excavation in the mid-nineteenth century and the excitement aroused in Western Europe by the discovery of reliefs depicting peoples mentioned in the Bible. A broader picture of life in Assyria is created by numerous smaller objects, such as delicate ivories, embossed bronze bowls, ceramic and glass vessels, and exquisite cylinder seals carved in miniature. Particularly important are the clay tablets from the royal library of King Ashurbanipal, written in the cuneiform script and dealing with a wide range of subjects, from the administration of the empire to magic, religion and divination, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, history and literature. The book is written by a team of experts, mainly from the British Museum, and more than 250 items are described and illustrated in color, providing a magnificent record of one of the great civilizations of antiquity
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Fake? : the art of deceptionEternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British MuseumMichelangelo drawings : closer to the masterThe British Museum book of Chinese ArtGladiators and caesars : the power of spectacle in ancient RomeAmerican prints from Hopper to PollockHogarth and his times : serious comedyThe mystery of the Egyptian mummy