RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 40119853 LA English T1 Mirror of the medieval world A1 Wixom, William D., Boehm, Barbara Drake., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), PB Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams PP New York YR 1999 SN 0870997858 9780870997853 0870997866 9780870997860 0810965143 9780810965140 AB "Highlighted in these pages - and in an accompanying exhibition that allows the public to savor many of the works at first hand - are more than 300 purchases and gifts. Although a great majority of the objects have been on view and have figured in various Metropolitan Museum publications over the last two decades, many works have remained unpublished until now. Following a Foreword by the Director, the Introduction by William D. Wixom provides an overview of the enrichment of the collections under his stewardship. The reader then discovers how lacunae were filled, as highly significant examples of the art of the Middle Ages took their place among others with equally impressive provenances." "For those unaware of the richness and quality of the medieval treasures available for edification and enjoyment in New York's foremost museum, this volume offers an exciting introduction; for students and scholars of medieval art, it presents the opportunity to take an armchair tour of old favorites encountered on past visits to the Metropolitan's galleries and to become acquainted with the many splendid additions."--Jacket.