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Author: Morrison H. Heckscher
ISBN: 1857597427
Pages: 96 pages
Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Inc.; 1 edition (February 16, 2012)
Language: English
Category: History & Criticism
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e-Book American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Walking Guide epub download

by Morrison H. Heckscher



Heckscher has also written a number of exhibition and collections catalogues, including American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Late Colonial Period-Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles (1985), which won the Charles F. Montgomery Award of The Decorative Arts Society. From 1973 to 1975, Mr. Heckscher served as President of the New York Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

The first walking visit in this guide takes in The Charles Engelhard Court, with its epic .

The first walking visit in this guide takes in The Charles Engelhard Court, with its epic sculpture and architectural essentials on the first floor, and chronological displays of glass, ceramics and silver on the balcony levels. Visit Two: Historic Interiors and Decorative Arts. It's tastefully arranged by category into 449 pages, provide both images and brief descriptions.

MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online . American Pastels in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989.

MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles published from 1964 to the present. The curators of the American Wing, with an introduction by Morrison H. Heckscher and H. Barbara Weinberg (2002). This title is out of print. Brown, Sally B. A Gift of Sound: The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, . 6, no. 1 (Summer, 2018). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018.

Morrison H. Heckscher is the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Ar.

Product Category : Books. Morrison H. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Country of Publication. Pages : 96. About Aardvaark Books Ltd. Classification Notes Condition : New. Read full description. See details and exclusions.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 348-349) and index. Paintings, prints, drawings and watercolors.

So says Morrison H. Heckscher, the chairman of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, referring to a campaign that, not unlike those of General George Washington during the American Revolution, combined vision, courage, stamina, hardship, luck, sweat, coordination. Heckscher, the chairman of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, referring to a campaign that, not unlike those of General George Washington during the American Revolution, combined vision, courage, stamina, hardship, luck, sweat, coordination, and no small amount of patriotism: the completion of the museum's new 30,000-square-foot American Wing, opening January 16, after 10 years in the making

Scala Books, Scala Arts Publishers Inc. Book Format.

Publication date 09 Oct 2012. Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art. Publication City/Country New York, United States.

Here at last is the publication that documents The Metropolitan Museum of Art's superlative collection of late colonial furniture. Publication date 09 Oct 2012.

Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art). Heckscher.

• The only low priced guide to the newly installed American Art Wing of the Metropolitan available• Offers cleverly designed way-finding techniques including maps, gallery numbers, landmarks, and descriptions to guide each visitor with their most comfortable method• Features works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Singer Sargent, John Singleton Copley, George Caleb Bingham, Winslow Homer, James McNeil Whistler, and Fredrick Remington, among many othersPublished to celebrate the grand reopening of the American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this handy, beautifully illustrated book will be your personal tour guide through the galleries. Four visits planned by the museum's curators are presented, including Architecture, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts in Visit One, Historic Interiors and Decorative Arts in Visit Two, Paintings and Sculpture in Visit Three, and the visible-storage facility in Visit Four.Each tour is presented using maps, room numbers, descriptions and useful landmarks to help orient you through the galleries, pointing out iconic highlights of American art such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens's gilt-bronze Diana, the Frank Lloyd Wright Room, Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware, and John Singer Sargent's Madame X along the way.Featuring more than 100 exquisite works of American art and historic interiors, this cleverly designed companion will be essential for all visitors to the wing - whether you have only an hour to spend, or time for a more in-depth exploration.Morrison H. Heckscher is the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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One glance at the cover of this small, slim book and it's quite apparent that the editors had to spend many hours going through countless works of art to settle on Louis Comfort Tiffany's Magnolia and Irises, a leaded Favrile glass window with its River of Life theme from the early 20th century. And this choice is almost iconic, considering the impact that Tiffany had, not just on American art, but on stained glass techniques used around the world.

Open the cover of American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Walking Guide and it's easy to see that it easily lives up to its title. The front cover folds out to offer the reader maps to the various floors where the American Wing at "The Met" is located. Follow those and one will never get lost, and as a nice detail, even the locations of the elevators, stairs, restrooms and changing rooms are noted. Keeping within the theme of the title, the back cover opens to reveal maps of the four suggested walking visits to the 75 galleries that make up the American Wing.

Using this guide will help visitors to plot a course through four separate clusters, where each is presented as a separate walking visit, yet visitors are also encouraged to customize the visits as they see fit. The galleries are numbered to match those in the Museum itself, allowing the visitor easy orientation and providing information about the artworks found there. It's broken down as follows:

Visit One: Architecture, Sculpture and Decorative Arts

The first walking visit in this guide takes in The Charles Engelhard Court, with its epic sculpture and architectural essentials on the first floor, and chronological displays of glass, ceramics and silver on the balcony levels.

Visit Two: Historic Interiors and Decorative Arts

Here the visitor will find historic interiors, or period rooms, set chronologically from the earliest on the third floor to the most recent on the first floor. There are also the related galleries for decorative arts.

Visit Three: Paintings and Sculpture

This visit consists mainly of the painting and sculpture galleries on the second floor, arranged chronologically, and beginning at the glass elevator. A personal favorite, here you'll find paintings such as John Singer Sergent's Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau).

Visit Four: The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art

Here the visitor will find the works not otherwise on view in the other galleries. These are assembled by material, or medium, in a remarkable array of floor-to-ceiling glass cases.

Within this 96-page guide are 120 full-color illustrations, and the printing quality is exceptionally well done; art lovers will appreciate the quality of the reproductions here. It's a slim and compact book, measuring 4 3/8 by 7 ¾ inches, with a matte coated flexible paper cover, easily to fit into a camera bag, courier bag or purse. This guide would also be a great gift, especially for those visiting for the first time.

For those who want more depth than this 96-page walking guide offers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide is a recently published work comprising 600 of The Met's nearly two million works, and one that I reviewed earlier. It's tastefully arranged by category into 449 pages, provide both images and brief descriptions. As a frequent visitor I have both: one for reference and extended visits to the Museum, and the walking guide to the American Wing for portability. This handy walking guide is highly recommended, and one that will be used frequently.

5/22/2012
Unereel
It help considerably to get to the part I wanted with only a
limited amount of time to spend there
Boraston
Convenient small size. Easy to use in the museum or afterwards. I always visit the American Wing when I go to the museum and this guide increases my pleasure.