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Rendez-vous with art, Philippe de Montebello, Martin Gayford

Label
Rendez-vous with art
Title
Rendez-vous with art
Statement of responsibility
Philippe de Montebello, Martin Gayford
Title variation
Rendezvous with art
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning with a fragment of yellow jasper--all that is left of the face of an Egyptian woman who lived 3,500 years ago, more enigmatic than the Mona Lisa--this book confronts the elusive questions: how, and why, do we look at art? The authors talked in art galleries, churches and museums around the world, and their book is structured around their journeys. But whether they were in the Louvre or the Prado, the Mauritshuis or the Palazzo Pitti, they reveal the pleasures of truly looking at works of art--as well as some of the pitfalls. This is neither a work of art history nor of art criticism--though it touches on aspects of both. Nor is it a conventional travel book, though to write it the authors met on two continents and in six countries. Always their destination was some outstanding collection or individual work of art, and the resulting discussion started from what they saw. The result is highly unusual and very personal: a book about what it feels like to experience pictures and sculptures. Both men convey, with subtlety and brilliance, the delights and significance of their subject matter--some of the greatest creations of human beings through our long history
Cataloging source
MZA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Montebello, Philippe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7477
LC item number
.D46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gayford, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Montebello, Philippe
  • Art appreciation
  • Art
Label
Rendez-vous with art, Philippe de Montebello, Martin Gayford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "With 75 illustrations."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Yellow jasper lips at the Met -- 1. An afternoon in Florence -- 2. A flood and a chimera -- 3. Immersed in the Bargello -- 4. A sense of place -- 5. The case of the Duccio Madonna -- 6. In the Met Café -- 7. Princely collections -- 8. An artistic "Education sentimentale" -- 9. Lost in the Louvre -- 10. Crows and the power of art -- 11. Heaven and Hell in the Prado -- 12. Hieronymus Bosch and the hell of looking at art with other people -- 13. Titian and Velázquez -- 14. "Las Meninas" -- 15. Goya : an excursion -- 16. Rubens, Tiepolo, Goya again -- 17. Rotterdam : museums and their discontents -- 18. Star-spotting at the Mauritshuis -- 19. Where do you put it? -- Exploring the rainforests of Paris -- 21. Hunting lions at the British Museum -- 22. Lunch in the Great Court -- 23. Fragments
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780500239247
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014932752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889943163
  • (OCoLC)ocn889943163
Label
Rendez-vous with art, Philippe de Montebello, Martin Gayford
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "With 75 illustrations."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Yellow jasper lips at the Met -- 1. An afternoon in Florence -- 2. A flood and a chimera -- 3. Immersed in the Bargello -- 4. A sense of place -- 5. The case of the Duccio Madonna -- 6. In the Met Café -- 7. Princely collections -- 8. An artistic "Education sentimentale" -- 9. Lost in the Louvre -- 10. Crows and the power of art -- 11. Heaven and Hell in the Prado -- 12. Hieronymus Bosch and the hell of looking at art with other people -- 13. Titian and Velázquez -- 14. "Las Meninas" -- 15. Goya : an excursion -- 16. Rubens, Tiepolo, Goya again -- 17. Rotterdam : museums and their discontents -- 18. Star-spotting at the Mauritshuis -- 19. Where do you put it? -- Exploring the rainforests of Paris -- 21. Hunting lions at the British Museum -- 22. Lunch in the Great Court -- 23. Fragments
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780500239247
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014932752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889943163
  • (OCoLC)ocn889943163

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