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The Menil Collection : a selection from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era.

Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Menil Collection: A selection from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era presents works of art from the extraordinary private collection of Dominique and John de Menil, which was assembled over the last forty years. This book, and the new museum built to house the collection in Houston, Texas, for the first time make available to the public the content of The Menil Collection. The nearly 250 works shown here in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
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Menil Collection.
New York : H.N. Abrams, 1987
(OCoLC)571290516
Named Person: John de Menil; Dominique de Menil; Dominique de Menil; John de Menil
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
ISBN: 0810914409 9780810914407 0810923300 9780810923300
OCLC Number: 14964499
Notes: Ill. on lining papers.
"Times Mirror books."--Title page verso.
Description: 320 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 22 critical essays ... art of ancient cultures --
Medieval and Byzantine art --
European painting, sixteenth-eighteeneth century --
Image of the Black in Western art --
Colonial art in the New World --
Art of the tribal cultures --
Twentieth Century art.

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"The Menil Collection: A selection from the Paleolithic to the Modern Era presents works of art from the extraordinary private collection of Dominique and John de Menil, which was assembled over the last forty years. This book, and the new museum built to house the collection in Houston, Texas, for the first time make available to the public the content of The Menil Collection. The nearly 250 works shown here in color reproductions are, of couse, only a fraction of the collection's 10,000 items that include painting, drawings, prints and photographs, rare books, sculpture, and precious objects."--Page 2 of cover.

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