100 Best Paintings in New York

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9781566566964: 100 Best Paintings in New York

This compact book (it measures 5.25x9.25"), presents 100 paintings chosen from nine of the big museums in New York the Brooklyn Museum, the Cloisters, the Frick Collection, Guggenheim, Hispanic Society of America, Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Neue Galerie, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Reproductions are in color but are quite small (typically in a three or four-inch portion of the page). Each is thoroughly discussed and described in a couple pages of text, and biographical timelines of the painters and a brief listing of contemporary works are included. Information about the museums is also included (hours, admission, location and access). This is a handy reference, or souvenir, for tourists and others who want a taste of the Big Apple's art on their bookshelf. Annotation 2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Deanna MacDonald is an art historian and writer based in Montreal, where she taught art history at McGill University. She is the author of Art for Travellers Prague, and her writing on art, architecture and travel has appeared in such publications as the Toronto Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times, and Montreal Gazette.

Geoffrey Smith is a publisher and author of 100 Best Paintings in London. He has been an enthusiastic museum visitor for forty years and in 1979 spent a postgraduate year at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

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