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MacGregor, Neil 1946-

Overview
Works: 167 works in 335 publications in 4 languages and 6,941 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Sources  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: edt, Host, Narrator, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Other, Director
Classifications: GN740, 930.1
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Most widely held works by Neil MacGregor
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,271 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
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 983 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
Seeing salvation : images of Christ in art by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Focusing on images of Christ in high art and popular craft throughout the world - in galleries, churches, museums, private homes, catacombs, and market stalls - MacGregor traces the life of Christ and the development of Christian culture since his birth. He shows how some of the works reveal not only society's view of Christ and of itself but also the inner spiritual turmoil of their creators. MacGregor points to Michelangelo's successive sculptures of the Pietá, for example, in which the artist left a record of the evolution of his faith and of the anguish and doubt that colored his last days. In the same way, Rembrandt's reworking of his etching of the Crucifixion reveals not just his changing understanding of the event but also his darkening view of life. Throughout, MacGregor argues that images of Christ can still speak powerfully to believers and nonbelievers and that they are as important to us now as a way of understanding our lives as they were when they were made."--BOOK JACKET
Whose muse? : art museums and the public trust ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust brings together six directors of leading American and British art museums who offer forward-looking alternatives to such prevailing views. While their approaches differ, certain themes recur: As museums have become increasingly complex and costly to manage, and as government support has waned, the temptation is great to follow policies driven not by a mission but by the market. However, the directors concur that public trust can be upheld only if museums continue to see their core mission as building collections that reflect a nation's artistic legacy and providing informed and unfettered access to them." "The book, based on a lecture series of the same title held by the Harvard Program for Art Museum Directors, also includes an introduction by Cuno and a fascinating - and surprisingly frank - round table discussion among the participating directors. A rare collection of sustained reflections by prominent museum directors on the current state of affairs in their profession, this book is without equal. It will be read widely not only by museum professionals, trustees, critics, and scholars, but also by the art-loving public."--BOOK JACKET
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 297 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
Bridget Riley : dialogues on art by Bridget Riley ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Neil MacGregor, Director of the National Gallery, London, she discusses the art of the past in relation to the present; with Sir Ernst Gombrich the perception of colour in painting; with the artist Michael Craig-Martin, the theory and practice of abstraction; and with the critics Bryan Robertson and Andrew Graham-Dixon she talks about the events and travels that have shaped her life as an artist
Britain's paintings : the story of art through masterpieces in British collections by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making masterpieces by Neil MacGregor ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes viewers on a special behind-the-scenes tour at the National Gallery, London. Features close-up views of works by Holbein, Rembrandt, Renoir, and other great masters. Traces the evolution of the painter's craft, demonstrating how each artist's materials and methods influenced his work. Explains how paintings change over time and shows preservation techniques
The Cyrus Cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East by John Curtis ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il Dio nascosto : i grandi maestri del Seicento e l'immagine di Dio ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series
Bridget Riley by Bridget Riley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bridget Riley is one of Britain's most celebrated artists, and her career has been distinguished by a series of remarkable innovations. She first attracted critical attention with the dazzling black-and-white paintings she began to make in 1961. Her participation in the seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1965 and her triumph at the Venice Biennale in 1968 - when she became the first living British painter to win the International Prize for painting - established her as an artist of the first rank." "Bridget Riley surveys the artist's entire career and includes key examples of all phases of her work. It offers the opportunity both to review many early, celebrated paintings and to see these afresh in the context of recent works in which light, colour, movement and space are drawn into fresh and unexpected relationships. Numerous preparatory working studies are reproduced to illuminate the artist's complex and fascinating working processes." "Essays from Paul Moorhouse, Richard Shiff and Robert Kudielka provide an overview of her art and career, along with new insights into the relation of Riley's work to theories of aesthetics and perception."--BOOK JACKET
Painting the world by Neil MacGregor ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One key painting from a different country in each 30-minute program illustrates the ideas and assumptions in vogue at the time it was created
'To the happier carpenter' : Rembrandt's war-heroine Margaretha de Geer, the London public and the right to pictures by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's restless world : an unexpected history in 20 objects by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een geschiedenis van de wereld in 100 voorwerpen by Neil MacGregor ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultuurhistorische columns over honderd objecten uit de collectie van het British Museum in Londen
Shakespeare's Restless World : A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor ( )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this brilliant 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
Mummies : death and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt treasures from the British Museum by John H Taylor ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highway and byways by Heinz Berggruen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Dieu caché : les peintres du Grand Siècle et la vision de Dieu by Olivier Bonfait ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (118)
French (6)
Italian (5)
Dutch (1)
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