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Handbook of the collections

Author: Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Philadelphia Museum of Art, ©1995.
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"This first comprehensive handbook of the Museum presents over four hundred masterpieces from its encyclopedic collections of Asian art; costume and textiles; European decorative arts (including arms and armor); European painting and sculpture; prints, drawings, and photographs; American art; twentieth-century art, and the art of Africa and Mexico. Each work is illustrated in full color and is accompanied by a short  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Handbook of the collections.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Philadelphia Museum of Art, c1995
(OCoLC)606154273
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philadelphia Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0876330960 9780876330968
OCLC Number: 32702796
Description: 359 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Asian art --
Costume and textiles --
European decorative arts and arms and armor --
European painting and sculpture before 1900, including the John G. Johnson collection --
Prints, drawings, and photographs --
American art --
Twentieth-century art --
Special collections --
Publications about the museum --
Index of artists and makers.
Responsibility: Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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"This first comprehensive handbook of the Museum presents over four hundred masterpieces from its encyclopedic collections of Asian art; costume and textiles; European decorative arts (including arms and armor); European painting and sculpture; prints, drawings, and photographs; American art; twentieth-century art, and the art of Africa and Mexico. Each work is illustrated in full color and is accompanied by a short didactic text contributed by Museum curators. Introductory essays describes the formation of the various departments of the Museum."--Amazon.

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