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British Museum

Works: 12,535 works in 19,471 publications in 5 languages and 211,241 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Sources  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Producer, Organizer of meeting, Contributor, Recipient, Correspondent, Former owner, Composer, Curator, Photographer, Publishing director
Classifications: N1040, 069.0942142
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A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,204 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 )
49 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The treasures of Tutankhamun by British Museum( Book )
28 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,551 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 )
14 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalog of an exhibition held at the British Museum, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts. It discusses all aspects of Achaemenid history and archaeology between 550 BCE and 330 BCE, and embraces the whole vast territory of the Persian Empire from North Africa to India and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf. Topics covered include aspects of Achaemenid religion, administration, material culture, ethnicity, gender and the survival of Achaemenid traditions. The publication of the book is an event: it represents a watershed not only in better appreciation and understanding of the rich and complex cultural heritage established by Cyrus, but also of the lasting significance of the Achaemenid kings and the impact that their remarkable civilization has had on wider Persian and Middle Eastern history
Birth of the Persian Empire by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis( )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cyrus the Great and the kingdom of Anshan / [D.T. Potts] -- An archaeologist's approach to Avestan geography / [Frantz Grenet] -- The Achaemenids and the Avesta / [P.O. Skærvø] -- The contribution of the Magi / [Albert de Jong] -- The history of the idea of Iran / [A. Shapur Shahbazi] -- Iron Age Iran and the transition to the Achaemenid period / [John Curtis]
The mystery of the Egyptian mummy by Joyce Filer( )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,161 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
Fake? : the art of deception ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,033 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
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( )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner and the sublime by Andrew Wilton( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 931 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
Africa, arts and cultures ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 874 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
The British Museum book of Chinese Art by British Museum( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 833 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
Jewelry, 7000 years : an international history and illustrated survey from the collections of the British Museum ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 812 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
America, 1585 : the complete drawings of John White by John White( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 808 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 798 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 )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 732 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"--BOOK JACKET
Albrecht Durer and his legacy : the graphic work of a Renaissance artist by Giulia Bartrum( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 731 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
Greek and Roman life by Ian Jenkins( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 718 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
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Britanskij Muzej
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British Museum
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British Museum, The
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Da Ying bo wu guan
Daiei Hakubutsukan
Great Britain. British Museum
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Musée Britannique
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Muzeum Brytyjskie w Londynie.
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The British Museum
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