Inside the Publication—Art = Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History

Look inside Art = Discovering Infinite Connections in Art History and explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned collection, which spans the globe and represents over five thousand years of human creativity. This innovative book highlights nearly 900 of the Museum’s most popular works while offering fresh ways of understanding visual culture from prehistory to the present.

Drawing on twenty years of insights from The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, this book uses thematic keywords to group works of art, providing a new perspective on these well-known paintings, sculptures, photographs, decorative arts, and much more. Organized into three color-coded chapters: Material/Technique, Period/Place/Style, and Object/Subject, Art = also features more than 160 informative essays that offer additional cultural and historical context. Color-coded symbols link each essay and work of art to other essays and keywords. The dynamic structure of Art = encourages the reader to make new connections and reconsider what art equals today.


Published by Phaidon in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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