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Works: 10,024 works in 15,182 publications in 4 languages and 206,537 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  History  Literature  Catalogs  Trivia and miscellanea  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Contributor, 475, Organizer of meeting, Distributor, Former owner, Publishing director, his, Collaborator, Collector, Photographer
Classifications: DG78, 937
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Most widely held works by British Museum
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,924 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
The mystery of the Egyptian mummy by Joyce Filer( )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,466 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
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,167 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
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 (Londres)( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Major Guide To and an explanation of the whole Phenomenon of the Persian Empire, from the acknowledged experts."--Jacket
Fake? : the art of deception by Mark Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 987 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
Ancient Rome by Simon James( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photo essay documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry
The Vikings : the British Museum, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by James Graham-Campbell( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the British Museum, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Eternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum by Edna R Russmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 826 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
Africa, arts and cultures by John Mack( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 823 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
Birth of the Persian Empire by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 817 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
America, 1585 : the complete drawings of John White by John White( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White, the governor of the ill-fated Roanoke, was the official artist on several of Raleigh's voyages
Jewelry, 7000 years : an international history and illustrated survey from the collections of the British Museum by Hugh Tait( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 795 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
Gladiators and caesars : the power of spectacle in ancient Rome( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the events and games held in the amphitheaters, cicuses, and theaters in ancient Rome
Michelangelo drawings : closer to the master by Hugo Chapman( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 770 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
American prints from Hopper to Pollock by Stephen Coppel( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 702 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 )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 698 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
Hogarth and his times : serious comedy by David Bindman( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume ... looks at the varied reactions's to Hogarth's prints and the different identities imposed upon the artist over the centuries: witty satirist, stern moralist, libertine, aggressive self-promoter, detached observer, and man of the people."--Jacket
The treasures of Tutankhamun by British Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek and Roman life by Ian Jenkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although this book places particular emphasis upon the home and family, Ian Jenkins also describes some of the more public aspects of Greek and Roman life, such as the theatre, chariot racing and gladiators. This colorful introduction is fully illustrated, chiefly from the collections of the British Museum
The Golden age of Anglo-Saxon art, 966-1066( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A history of the world in 100 objects
The mystery of the Egyptian mummyThe 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 2005Fake? : the art of deceptionAncient RomeEternal Egypt : masterworks of ancient art from the British MuseumAfrica, arts and culturesBirth of the Persian EmpireGladiators and caesars : the power of spectacle in ancient Rome
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Britanskij Muzej

Britanskij Muzej London

Britisches Museum

Britisches Museum London

British Museum

British Museum Library

British Museum Reading Room

British Museum, The

Briṭish Muzeʼon

Britské muzeum v Londýně

Britų muziejaus biblioteka

Britų muziejus

Da Ying bo wu guan

Daiei Hakubutsukan

Das Britische Museum

Great Britain British Museum

Lielbritānija. British Museum

London British Museum

London Museo Britanico

Matḥaf al-Barīṭānī

Musée Britannique

Musée Britannique London

Museo britanico

Museo britannico

Museo britannico (Londres)

Museu Britanico

Museum Britannicum

Museum Britannicum London

Muzeum Brytyjskie

Muzeum Brytyjskie w Londynie.

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The British Museum

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