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An Invitation to See (PB)

An Invitation to See (PB)


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An Invitation to See (PB)

This book presents paintings and sculptures thoughtfully chosen from the many thousands of works in the Museum's collection. Grouped in pairs or series that offer illuminating contrasts and comparisons, the full-color reproductions are accompanied by clear and informative commentaries, many include quotations from the artists themselves or from distinguished critics. Written with authority, clarity, and enthusiasm for the gallery-goer and the student, An Invitation to See is a proven thinking-person's guide to appreciation of the art of our times.

The original edition of An Invitation to See, published in 1973, has been a best-seller at the museum for nearly two decades. This substantially revised edition, expanded to include sculpture, takes account of new developments in art and the Museum's recent acquisitions of modern classics. Of the 150 paintings reproduced, almost a quarter, are now new selections; in addition, 30 sculptures have been added. The book contains works by painters and sculptors ranging from such late 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers of modernism as Degas, Cézanne, and van Gogh to current artists who challenge the very premises of modernism itself by their experimentation with new mediums and means of expression. 159 color illustrations.

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Published 1992
ISBN 0870703978
Pages 192