- Provides an accessible walking tour of highlights of the Metropolitan Museum's renowned and encyclopedic collection, selected by Thomas P. Campbell
- The only low-priced guides available for one of the most prestigious and popular museums in the world, drawing more than 6 million visitors a year
- Features iconic masterpieces encompassing all of art history, from one of the most significant collections in the world
Let the Metropolitan Museum's director, Thomas P. Campbell, act as your personal guide to one of the world's most renowned and encyclopedic collections of art. Based on the museum's immensely popular audio tour, this handy book provides fascinating guided visits through the first and second floors of the museum, zeroing in on about 50 masterpieces on each tour.
Also provided is a shorter itinerary of 'Visitor's Favorites'. Highlights include the Temple of Dendur, from ancient Nubia, Egypt; an exquisitely frescoed bedroom from Boscoreale, near Pompeii; majestic Assyrian reliefs; Rembrandt's Aristotle with a Bust of Homer; armor from both Europe and Asia; an exquisitely carved ivory pendant mask from Benin, Africa; Emmanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware; Van Gogh's celebrated painting Wheat Field with Cypresses, and many other works.
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About the Author
Thomas P. Campbell is the director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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