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National Gallery of Art: Washington

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This volume reproduces over 1000 works in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in colour, many printed with gold. Every full-page colour plate is accompanied by a commentary, and the artists covered include Giotto, Leonardo, Rubens, Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso.
Hardcover, 696 pages
Published August 30th 1995 by Harry N. Abrams (first published April 7th 1977)
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Elizabeth
Sep 25, 2016 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Elizabeth by: Myself
By John Walker, Director of the National Gallery of Art - 1963
Eleanor
Jan 03, 2016 Eleanor rated it liked it
This is a mean-spirited book. I've been reading the commentary, but have given it up and now just look at the pictures (which are excellent reproductions). Mr Walker seems to focus on the the sharp dealings TNG has done to acquire masterpieces, especially regarding the Rubens, but others as well. His critique of the presented works reflect the prejudices of his time (or perhaps his own, but if so, he was a short-sighted individual), and there is no allowance for context or a nod to the ...more
R J Mirabal
Dec 01, 2015 R J Mirabal rated it really liked it
Excellent book with beautiful reproductions of Western Civilization's great works of art. It focuses primarily on paintings, particularly oil paintings which is a major part of the National Gallery's collection. The commentary was very helpful although a little technical for those not familiar with artists' jargon. Some of the opinions of the author are a little hard to reconcile with what one sees, but I guess it's a good case of "beauty in the eyes of the beholder." Still an excellent art ...more
Kelsey
Jun 04, 2015 Kelsey rated it it was amazing
Visiting the National Gallery was a great privilege. We have so many great artists' works here in DC, I was amazed! From Goya, to Vermeer, Picasso to Monet. Amazing and definitely worth a trip! I think I appreciated Thomas cole (thanks Kirsty! :)) and Vermeer almost the most though I really loved a painting by Manet the realist of a mother and daughter. This is a phenomenal collection and I'm so thankful. I'm still thinking over the collection and it's been a full week since I've been!
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