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A Walk Through the Cloisters

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An illustrated tour of The Cloisters, presenting hidden treasures and details of the collection that might be missed by the casual visitor.
Hardcover, 137 pages
Published September 10th 1989 by Metropolitan Museum of Art New York (first published 1979)
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Carys
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely book, brings back fond memories
Sarah
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
The Cloisters is my favorite museum in New York City. This is a great book to read in addition to having visited The Cloisters. I loved the historic information about many of the items they have at the museum. I am so lucky that I have been able to visit this museum each of the three times I have been in New York City. The book has great photographs of some of the items on display. My favorite part of The Cloisters are the Unicorn Tapestries, but I do love all of the medieval art there. After re ...more
Kathy Sebesta
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
A really good guidebook to one of my favorite museums (The Cloisters in NYC), it offers good pictures and history about the most important of The Cloisters' holdings. Worth reading even if you never get there. ...more
Karen
Aug 05, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Such a beautiful book. It brings back memories of sitting quietly in the courtyard of The Cloisters. It was so peaceful and beautiful that when the bird pooped on the shoulder of my black blouse, I just laughed. That's peaceful! ...more
Tina
Dec 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any medieval art history lover
A wonderful coffee table book!
Sharon Barrow Wilfong
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
History of and descriptions of the different rooms in the Bronx branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where Medieval Art is collected.
Hastingsp
Jun 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I feel like I'm there again when looking through this book. Beautifully photographded; just enough educational descriptives.... ...more
Sheherazahde
A detailed photographic guide to The Cloisters with floor plans and description of the history of the exhibits. It's like having a tour guide walk you through the building. ...more
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