Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer et al
- A selection of masterpieces from each of the four museums contained within the Pergamon: the Altes Museum, the Near Ancient Eastern Art Museum, the Islamic Museum and the Pergamon Museum itself
- Includes full-colour floor plans for each museum, with introductory text
One of the world’s great museums, the Pergamon Museum lies on Berlin’s Museumsinsel (Museum Island) complex, which is situated between the River Spree and Kupfergraben. Five museums were built here between 1824 and 1930 to house archaeological treasures and art collections. The last of the five to be built was the Pergamon Museum, which was designed by Alfred Messel and houses spectacular works of architectural antiquities, including collections of Greek, Assyrian, Islamic and Far-Eastern art. Highlights include the Pergamon Altar, with a 120-metre (394-ft) frieze, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate from Babylon. The building also houses the Museum of Islamic Art the Near Eastern Museum.