Art =: Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History (Hardcover)
An entirely new approach to exploring global art history, presented through the lens of one of the world's leading art museums
Featuring more than 800 artworks from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, this groundbreaking book - organized by thematic keywords rather than the usual chronological or geographical categories, and drawing upon analytics from The Met's online Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - offers fresh, unconventional ways of engaging with visual culture. Beyond the wealth of illustration, more than 160 engaging curatorial essays place the works in wider contexts, while a foldout, detachable timeline offers further perspective.
About the Author
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the most important cultural institutions in the world and hosts more than six million visitors each year, with many millions more accessing its collection online. The museum's director Max Hollein contributes the foreword to Art =, while essays are written by the museum's curatorial staff and other art experts.
"The new book Art= (Phaidon) is a stream of creative consciousness that leaps around the globe and across 6,000 years of art history."—Artnet News
"If you're too afraid to visit the Met, sit home and read Art=, the museum's enormous coffee table book."—New York Magazine
"Interesting categorisation in this engaging tribute to the Metropolitan Museum of Art provides a different way to think about and see art."—Trebuchet Magazine
"Big, bold and interesting."—The Art Newspaper