- ISBN 9780500289211
- 20.00 x 13.50 cm
- Flexibound PLC with flaps (no jacket)
- With over 140 colour illustrations
- First published 2011
- See more books in theThe Art Guides Series
‘… communicates and celebrates that mysterious, indefinable experience that is great art … written in an informative, chatty style’ – RA Magazine
This is the perfect guidebook for all artlovers who visit or live in New York, and an essential reference book for anyone interested in the history of art.
Its unique approach draws on the cream of New York’s museums and galleries to create an easily navigable, narrative history of art and allows you to locate your favourite artist or style of art in any museum and follow it throughout the museums of New York.
Do you like, say, French art? This book will show you where to find it in New York, from great masterpieces of the genre on show in world-famous institutions to hidden gems housed in galleries off the beaten track.
Visit the Metropolitan Museum to take in Nicolas Poussin, Jacques-Louis David and Courbet; move on to the Frick Collection to see works by the Rococo painters Boucher and Fragonard, or take off to the Dahesh Museum, the only American institution devoted to the academic tradition in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Art Guide also features concise histories and critical analyses of many important artists as well as key movements, showing you where to see, for example, Jackson Pollock’s iconic works and pinpointing his former New York homes and haunts. See below for our exclusive interactive map preview of Jackson Pollocks's New York.
• ‘Short tour’ and ‘also see’ sections allow you to trace your favourite period or style throughout the museums and galleries of New York
• ‘Artist in focus’ sections present a full tour of New York’s holdings of iconic artists
• Extensive reference sections and city maps enable you to use the book as an illustrated guide to every one of New York’s museums and galleries
• Individual chapters guide the reader through a thematic, narrative history of art
• Expert commentary on the movements and artists throughout
Morgan Falconer is a New York based journalist and critic who writes about art and culture for a variety of publications including Art Review, The New Statesman and Modern Painters.