National Gallery of Art, Washington
A World of Art
- Features over 300 superb colour photographs
- Serves as a guide to the Gallery and an introduction to the themes of its works
This beautifully illustrated book is both a guide to the National Gallery of Art, Washington and an introduction to major themes in Western art history from the twelfth century to the present day as they appear in the permanent collection. The works of art selected by the author and the curators at the Gallery include many of well-known American and European masterpieces as well as lesser-known but equally extraordinary drawings, sculptures, prints, and works of decorative arts. The author adds a unique literary context to the various works of art through the use of quotes from contemporary artists and writers.