Masterpieces of Classical Art
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The British Museum has one of the finest collection of antiquities from ancient Greece and Rome outside of those countries. This beautiful book investigates 160 of the most important, including the most famous (such as the Parthenon sculptures) aswell as a selection of lesser-known but equally important pieces. Each treasure is illustrated, often with details. The accompanying text tells the unique story of each piece and gives insights into its particular features. A brief background to each period of classical art is also included. The range and scope of the collection provide the material for a stunning overview of the artistic production of this creative period and a perfect introduction to classical art.
Product code: cmc22540
Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
Edited by: Dyfri Williams
Number of pages: 360
llustrations: 250 colour
Publication date: 10-08-2009
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The British Museum has one of the finest collection of antiquities from Ancient Greece, Rome and Cyprus outside of those countries. This beautiful book investigates 180 of the most important works. The unique story of each work of art is illustrated with superb photographs, many specially taken for this publication. A preface includes a brief history of the marvelous collections, and chapter introductions provide a concise background to each period of Classical art. A stunning overview of the artistic production of the creative period and a must-have introduction to Classical art.
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