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MacGregor, Neil 1946-

Overview
Works: 166 works in 371 publications in 6 languages and 7,565 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Host, Narrator, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Director, Other
Classifications: N8050, 930.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Neil MacGregor
 
Most widely held works by Neil MacGregor
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 2,262 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
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,059 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
Seeing salvation : images of Christ in art by Neil MacGregor( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Focusing on images of Christ in high art and popular craft throughout the world - in galleries, churches, museums, private homes, catacombs, and market stalls - MacGregor traces the life of Christ and the development of Christian culture since his birth. He shows how some of the works reveal not only society's view of Christ and of itself but also the inner spiritual turmoil of their creators. MacGregor points to Michelangelo's successive sculptures of the Pietá, for example, in which the artist left a record of the evolution of his faith and of the anguish and doubt that colored his last days. In the same way, Rembrandt's reworking of his etching of the Crucifixion reveals not just his changing understanding of the event but also his darkening view of life. Throughout, MacGregor argues that images of Christ can still speak powerfully to believers and nonbelievers and that they are as important to us now as a way of understanding our lives as they were when they were made."--Jacket
Whose muse? : art museums and the public trust ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust brings together six directors of leading American and British art museums who offer forward-looking alternatives to such prevailing views. While their approaches differ, certain themes recur: As museums have become increasingly complex and costly to manage, and as government support has waned, the temptation is great to follow policies driven not by a mission but by the market. However, the directors concur that public trust can be upheld only if museums continue to see their core mission as building collections that reflect a nation's artistic legacy and providing informed and unfettered access to them." "The book, based on a lecture series of the same title held by the Harvard Program for Art Museum Directors, also includes an introduction by Cuno and a fascinating - and surprisingly frank - round table discussion among the participating directors. A rare collection of sustained reflections by prominent museum directors on the current state of affairs in their profession, this book is without equal. It will be read widely not only by museum professionals, trustees, critics, and scholars, but also by the art-loving public."--BOOK JACKET
Bridget Riley : dialogues on art by Bridget Riley( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bridget Riley is one of the outstanding figures of modern painting. For thirty-five years she has pursued a course of rigorous abstraction, from her celebrated Op Art works in black and white of the 1960s to the complex colour paintings of the 1990s
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Recording )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting in the UK and across the world. This book is the tie-in to that event, reproducing the scripts describing the objects that made us who we are
A victim of anonymity : the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece by Neil MacGregor( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among these neglected geniuses is the 15th-century painter known only as the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece. He may have been Netherlandish or German; he may or may not have been a monk. On stylistic grounds an oeuvre of half a dozen paintings, three of them large altarpieces, are attributed to him, and from them a vivid, if hypothetical, personality can be built up: emotional, compassionate, observant, original, humorous
Britain's paintings : the story of art through masterpieces in British collections by Neil MacGregor( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cyrus Cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East by John Curtis( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making masterpieces by Neil MacGregor( Visual )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes viewers on a special behind-the-scenes tour at the National Gallery, London. Features close-up views of works by Holbein, Rembrandt, Renoir, and other great masters. Traces the evolution of the painter's craft, demonstrating how each artist's materials and methods influenced his work. Explains how paintings change over time and shows preservation techniques
Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten by Neil MacGregor( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben - Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt - die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." (Quelle: www.buchhandel.de)
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )
18 editions published in 2012 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals with the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them
Il Dio nascosto : i grandi maestri del Seicento e l'immagine di Dio ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series
Germany : memories of a nation by Neil MacGregor( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"German history may be inherently fragmented, but it contains a large number of widely shared memories, awarenesses and experiences; examining some of these is the purpose of this book. Beginning with the fifteenth-century invention of modern printing by Gutenberg, MacGregor chooses objects and ideas, people and places which still resonate in the new Germany - porcelain from Dresden and rubble from its ruins, Bauhaus design and the German sausage, the crown of Charlemagne and the gates of Buchenwald - to show us something of its collective imagination. There has never been a book about Germany quite like it."--
Painting the world by Neil MacGregor( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One key painting from a different country in each 30-minute program illustrates the ideas and assumptions in vogue at the time it was created
Shakespeare's restless world : an unexpected history in 20 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Chinese and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'To the happier carpenter' : Rembrandt's war-heroine Margaretha de Geer, the London public and the right to pictures by Neil MacGregor( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A History of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and English and held by 40 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
Shakespeare's Restless World : A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects by Neil MacGregor( )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this brilliant 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
 
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マクレガー, ニール
Languages
English (129)
German (11)
Chinese (10)
Italian (8)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (1)
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