Masterpieces of the British Museum

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A new and updated edition showcasing a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and historically important objects drawn from across the British Museum.

The Museum’s collection is one of the world’s finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This title includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picasso’s stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard. Each object is presented with its own fascinating story and is strikingly illustrated in full colour.

From the Warren Cup to Dürer’s Rhinoceros, the Lewis Chessmen to the Aztec turquoise serpent and the Gayer-Anderson Cat, the iconic objects of the British Museum are here presented in an exciting and accessible way, highlighting the superb craftsmanship and ingenuity of those who created each of these splendid pieces.

Grouped into sections based on cross-cultural themes, such as rulers, mythical beasts, dress and the human form, the resulting juxtapositions offer new insights into these widely varied masterpieces.

Introduced by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, this is a stunning overview of artistic and cultural achievement around the world.

  • Product Code: CMC51052
  • Product Weight: 1.04Kg
  • Pages: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • T.P: 11.39
  • Dimensions: H21.5 x L21.5cm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Postage Weight: 1.10 Kg

A new and updated edition showcasing a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and historically important objects drawn from across the British Museum.

The Museum’s collection is one of the world’s finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This title includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picasso’s stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard. Each object is presented with its own fascinating story and is strikingly illustrated in full colour.

From the Warren Cup to Dürer’s Rhinoceros, the Lewis Chessmen to the Aztec turquoise serpent and the Gayer-Anderson Cat, the iconic objects of the British Museum are here presented in an exciting and accessible way, highlighting the superb craftsmanship and ingenuity of those who created each of these splendid pieces.

Grouped into sections based on cross-cultural themes, such as rulers, mythical beasts, dress and the human form, the resulting juxtapositions offer new insights into these widely varied masterpieces.

Introduced by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, this is a stunning overview of artistic and cultural achievement around the world.

  • Product Code: CMC51052
  • Product Weight: 1.04Kg
  • Pages: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • T.P: 11.39
  • Dimensions: H21.5 x L21.5cm
  • Illustrations: 250
  • Postage Weight: 1.10 Kg

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