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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Director's Tour: A Walking Guide, Paperback / softback Book

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Director's Tour: A Walking Guide Paperback / softback

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Let the Metropolitan Museum's director, Thomas P. Campbell, act as your personal guide to one of the world's most renowned and encyclopaedic 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 Favourites'.

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; armour 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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