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The Resource Rendez-vous with art, Philippe De Montebello, Martin Gayford

Rendez-vous with art, Philippe De Montebello, Martin Gayford

Label
Rendez-vous with art
Title
Rendez-vous with art
Statement of responsibility
Philippe De Montebello, Martin Gayford
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fruits of a lifetime of experience by a cultural colossus, Phillippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in its history, distilled in conversations with an acclaimed critic. Beginning with a fragment of yellow jasper - all that is left of the face of an Egyptian woman who lived 3,500 years ago - this book confronts the elusive questions: how, and why, do we look at art? Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford talked in art galleries or churches or their own homes, and this book is structured around their journeys. But whether they were in the Louvre or the Prado, the Mauritshuis of the Palazzo Pitti, they reveal the pleasures of truly looking. De Montebello shares the sense of excitement recorded by Goethe in his autobiography - "akin to the emotion experienced on entering a House of God" - but also reflects on why these secular temples might nevertheless be the "worst possible places to look at art." But in the end both men convey, with subtlety and brilliance, the delights and significance of their subject matter and some of the intense creations of human beings throughout our long history
Cataloging source
MZA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Montebello, Philippe
Dewey number
701/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7477
LC item number
.D46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gayford, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Montebello, Philippe
  • Art appreciation
  • Art
Label
Rendez-vous with art, Philippe De Montebello, Martin Gayford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yellow jasper lips at the Met -- an afternoon in Florence -- A flood and a chimera -- Immersed in the Bargello -- A sense of place -- The case of the Duccio Madonna -- In the Met Café -- Princely collections -- An artistic "Education sentimentale" -- Lost in the Louvre -- Crows and the power of art -- Heaven and Hell in the Prado -- Hieronymous Bosch and the hell of looking at art with other people -- Titian and Velazquez -- "Las Meninas" -- Goya : an excursion -- Rubens, Tiepolo, Goya again -- Rotterdam : museums and their discontents -- Star-spotting at the Mauritshuis -- Where do you put it? -- Exploring the rainforests of Paris -- Hunting lions at the British Museum -- Lunch in the Great Court -- Fragments
Control code
1562821
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780500239247
Lccn
2014932752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1562821
  • (Sirsi) 1562821
  • (OCoLC)889943163
Label
Rendez-vous with art, Philippe De Montebello, Martin Gayford
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yellow jasper lips at the Met -- an afternoon in Florence -- A flood and a chimera -- Immersed in the Bargello -- A sense of place -- The case of the Duccio Madonna -- In the Met Café -- Princely collections -- An artistic "Education sentimentale" -- Lost in the Louvre -- Crows and the power of art -- Heaven and Hell in the Prado -- Hieronymous Bosch and the hell of looking at art with other people -- Titian and Velazquez -- "Las Meninas" -- Goya : an excursion -- Rubens, Tiepolo, Goya again -- Rotterdam : museums and their discontents -- Star-spotting at the Mauritshuis -- Where do you put it? -- Exploring the rainforests of Paris -- Hunting lions at the British Museum -- Lunch in the Great Court -- Fragments
Control code
1562821
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780500239247
Lccn
2014932752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1562821
  • (Sirsi) 1562821
  • (OCoLC)889943163

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