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Works: 12,027 works in 22,329 publications in 4 languages and 229,797 library holdings
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Classifications: N1040, 708.212
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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the stories of one hundred human innovations to explain their pivotal role in shaping civilization, from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music
Early medieval art, with illustrations from the British Museum and British Library collections by Ernst Kitzinger( Book )

55 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasures of Tutankhamun by British Museum( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the companion catalog to the Tutankhamen exhibit that toured six American museums in the late 1970's. It contains photographs taken from the original glass negatives of the 1922 dig. It includes 55 objects from the tomb of Tutankhamen included the boy-king's solid gold funeral mask, a gilded wood figure of the goddess Selket, lamps, jars, jewelry, furniture, and other objects for the afterlife. A combination of the age-old fascination with ancient Egypt, the legendary allure of gold and precious stones, and the funeral trappings of the boy-king created an immense popular response. Visitors waited up to 8 hours before the building opened to view the exhibition
The Vikings : the British Museum, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by James Graham-Campbell( Book )

16 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the British Museum, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I
Fake? : the art of deception by Mark Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the methods used to make artistic, literary, documentary, and political forgeries and the recent scientific advances in their detection. Includes over 600 objects from the British Museum and many other major collections, from ancient Babylonia to the present day
Turner and the sublime by Andrew Wilton( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his life Turner was profoundly influenced by the eighteenth-century aesthetic theory of the "sublime." However, as Andrew Wilton now shows, the sublime was not merely a springboard for Turner's innovations; he reinterpreted the theory with great individualism and offered it to the world as a fresh and even more far-reaching philosophy of art. The 140 illustrations, which include 32 in color, reproduce watercolors and prints that demonstrate the development of Turner's response to the sublime in areas as various as architecture, the picturesque, the "terrific," the sea, cities, mountains, and lakes. Many of the subjects have not previously been published
Africa, arts and cultures by John Mack( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are countless ways of looking at African art - in terms of ethnography, aesthetics, history, and the many ways these combine with personal knowledge and preference to influence the viewer. In Africa: Arts and Cultures the world-famous African art collection of the British Museum provides an exceptional opportunity to explore our contemporary knowledge of African objects and the cultures that created them. The rare pan-African scope of the book allows objects from each of the five regions of Africa to come to light. Many readers familiar with the masks and wooden figures commonly collected a century ago will be surprised also to see the Tunisian wedding tunic included here, or a water bottle of ostrich eggshell from the San in southern Africa, or a multimedia monoprint made by a Nigerian artist in 1999"--Jacket
Jewelry, 7000 years : an international history and illustrated survey from the collections of the British Museum( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the various traditions of jewelry making and wearing, from the Royal Tombs of Ur to modern times, including amulets, cameos, and finger-rings
Eternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum by Edna R Russmann( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eternal Egypt features a selection of the most important and beautiful objects from ancient Egypt, a civilization of enduring fascination. Written by Edna R. Russmann, with contributions by a distinguished team of international scholars, the lively text examines over 140 works and highlights the extraordinary artistic achievement that they represent. The book is published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and The British Museum and drawn exclusively from the collection of The British Museum, which is among the finest in the world. Illustrated with images of the works in the exhibition, as well as comparative materials, Eternal Egypt is that rare book of interest and value to the general and scholarly audience alike."--Jacket
The British Museum book of Chinese Art by British Museum( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America, 1585 : the complete drawings of John White by John White( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White, the governor of the ill-fated Roanoke, was the official artist on several of Raleigh's voyages
Michelangelo drawings : closer to the master by Hugo Chapman( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most creative and influential artists in the history of art, Michelangelo (1475-1564) was a prolific sculptor, painter, architect, and draftsman whose drawing practice was essential to his work in all media. This important and beautiful book focuses on more than ninety Michelangelo drawings executed in red and black chalk and pen and ink. In the accompanying text, distinguished art historian Hugo Chapman examines the remarkable array of works and discusses how the act of drawing figured prominently in the evolution of Michelangelo's career. An introductory chapter discusses Michelangelo's contemporary fame, his training and choice of techniques, and the role of drawing in the genesis of his paintings, sculptures, and architecture. The author also describes the artist's frugal use of paper, explaining how he often recycled letters and drawings (working on both the front and back of the sheet) throughout his career. Organized chronologically, the book looks at Michelangelo's early development in Florence and Rome, his accomplishments as papal artist for the Sistine Chapel ceiling with its preparatory studies, and his drawings for the tomb of Julius II, the Medici tombs, the Laurentian library, and the Last judgement. The fascinating history of the fate of Michelangelo's drawings after his death is also explored in detail. From pen studies made when Michelangelo was in his early twenties to the visionary Crucifixion scenes carried out shortly before his death six decades later, this essential book testifies to the fundamental importance of drawing in the work of this great Renaissance master.--Book jacket
Hajj : journey to the heart of Islam by Ayman Abdel Haleem( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam is the largest pilgrimage in the world today and a scared duty for all Muslims. Each year millions of the faithful from around the world make the pilgrimage to Mecca, the birthplace of Islam where the Prophet Muhammad received his revelation. This book pulls together many strands of Hajj, its rituals, history, and modern manifestations. Travel was once a hazardous gamble, yet devoted Muslims undertook the journey to Mecca, documenting their experiences in manuscripts, wall paintings, and early photographs, many of which are presented here. Through the many illustrations including pilgrims' personal objects, souvenirs, and maps, this book provides a glimpse into this important holy rite for Muslims already grounded in the tradition and non-Muslims who cannot otherwise participate. The book does not merely trace pilgrimages of the past. The Hajj is a living tradition and its practice in modern times is influenced by new conveniences and obstacles. This book opens out onto the full sweep of the Hajj: a sacred path walked by early Islamic devotees and pre-Islamic Arabians to Muslims of today; a site of worship under the care of sultans, and an expression of faith in the modern world
American prints from Hopper to Pollock by Stephen Coppel( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outside the United States, the British Museum has the most comprehensive collection of American prints of the first half of the twentieth century. American Prints from Hopper to Pollock reproduces 147 outstanding prints by 74 leading American artists, including George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois and Jackson Pollock, providing an overview of American printmaking before the rise of the big print workshops of the 1960s and 1970s." "The first half of the 20th century was a period of great change in America, and this publication examines American society and culture through the prints produced by some of the most important artists of the time. It opens with John Sloan's Ashcan School etchings in the 1900s and concludes with Jackson Pollock and the triumph of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. Many of the images in the intervening period explore the changing urban landscape of New York, the onset of the Depression, the romanticized visions of the American heartlands by the Regionalists, and the response to the rise of Fascism in Europe and America's entry into the Second World War." "With its compelling illustrations and illuminating text, this is a book that raises the profile of American printmaking at a dynamic time in America's history. With 162 illustrations"--Jacket
Albrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artist by Giulia Bartrum( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Albrecht Dürer's career from his first work in the medieval tradition of Martin Schongauer, through his Italian education in the classical tradition, to his sophisticated development of the woodcut and engraving techniques that changed the history of printmaking
The mystery of the Egyptian mummy by Joyce Filer( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies one of the mummies at the British Museum--Hornedjitef, high priest of Amun at Thebes during the Ptolemaic period--and provides information about Egyptian culture in his day and earlier
Birth of the Persian Empire by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the formation of the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenid Persians. It brings together a multi-disciplinary view of ancient Iran in the first millennium BC and concentrates on the art, archaeology, history and religion of a vast geographical area far beyond the present borders of modern Iran in the period beginning just before the formation of the Persian empire in the middle of the 6th century up to its collapse following conquest by Alexander the Great in the late 4th century BC. Eminent scholars offer a critical approach to some of the traditional interpretations and guide the reader towards a better understanding of the formation of the Persian empire. This is the first volume in the four-volume Idea of Iran series. Charting over 1000 years of history, The Idea of Iran series offers a significant new appraisal of one the most fascinating, but also (at least in the West) relatively little known, of the great civilizations of antiquity. Comprising four substantial volumes, which have emerged from a series of seminars held under the joint auspices of the London Middle East Institute and the British Museum, and supported by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, the series explores the empires which have shaped the culture of Iran. Beginning with the Achaemenid dynasty of Cyrus the Great, which founded Persian imperial rule in the middle of the sixth century BCE, the series goes on to examine, amongst other key topics, the society, religion, and government of ancient Iran under the Parthians, Sasanians and the Arab rulers of the early Islamic period. The Idea of Iran will be mandatory reading for all serious scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Iranian history
The world of Achaemenid Persia : history, art and society in Iran and the ancient Near East : proceedings of a conference at the British Museum 29th September-1st October 2005 by British Museum( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Major Guide To and an explanation of the whole Phenomenon of the Persian Empire, from the acknowledged experts." -- Book Jacket
The Household book of Queen Isabella of England, for the fifth regnal year of Edward II, 8th July 1311 to 7th July 1312 by Isabella( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fake? : the art of deceptionTurner and the sublimeAfrica, arts and culturesEternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British MuseumThe British Museum book of Chinese ArtMichelangelo drawings : closer to the masterHajj : journey to the heart of IslamAmerican prints from Hopper to Pollock