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MacGregor, Neil 1946-

Overview
Works: 252 works in 668 publications in 7 languages and 11,645 library holdings
Genres: History  Trivia and miscellanea  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Host, Other, Curator, Creator, wst, win, Honoree
Classifications: GN740, 930.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil MacGregor
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

28 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,101 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
Germany : memories of a nation by Neil MacGregor( Book )

38 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Germany is unlike any other country in the world. But how much do we really know about it, and how do its people understand themselves? In Germany: Memories of a Nation, Neil MacGregor -- director of the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects -- presents the stories of a nation through a collection of thirty objects and touchstones. From coins and crowns to fairytales and philosophers, MacGregor presents the inventions, ideas, and icons that comprise the many identities of the German people. Germany: Memories of a Nation is a view of this complex and fascinating country like no other"--
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Book )

36 editions published between 1220 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,330 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
Living with the gods : on beliefs and peoples by Neil MacGregor( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and German and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies--and what happens when different narratives run up against each other. As he did in A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany: Memories of a Nation, MacGregor brilliantly combines objects, places, and ideas to examine and, ultimately, illuminate these pressing contemporary concerns
Seeing salvation : images of Christ in art by Neil MacGregor( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 882 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 by Philippe De Montebello( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 732 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."--Jacket
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 389 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 will be the tie-in to that event, reproducing the scripts describing the objects that made us who we are
Bridget Riley : dialogues on art by Bridget Riley( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 328 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 )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 303 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
Deutschland Erinnerungen einer Nation by Neil MacGregor( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in German and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlagsinfo: "Deutschlands Geschichte ist stärker zersplittert als die der meisten anderen europäischen Länder. Seine Grenzen waren oft in Bewegung, und die längste Zeit der letzten 500 Jahre bestand es aus einem bunten Mosaik von politischen Gebilden. Doch es gibt auch Erinnerungen, die allen Deutschen gemeinsam sind." Neil MacGregor stellt sie uns vor in einem Buch über Deutschland, wie es noch nie eines gab. Seine augenöffnende Reise durch die deutsche Geschichte beginnt mit dem Brandenburger Tor, und sie endet mit der Reichstagskuppel und Gerhard Richter. Unterwegs begegnen wir einem faszinierenden Ensemble, darunter Gutenbergs Buchdruck, Porzellan aus Dresden, deutsches Bier und deutsche Wurst, Goethe, Schneewittchen und Mutter Courage, die Krone Karls des Grossen, ein Tauchanzug made in Ostdeutschland und das Tor von Buchenwald. Wie es Neil MacGregor gelingt, all diese Objekte zum Sprechen zu bringen und sie von deutscher Geschichte erzählen zu lassen, dabei die Schrecken der NS-Zeit nicht zu relativieren und doch den Reichtum der deutschen Geschichte begeistert und begeisternd vor dem Leser zu entfalten - das ist so intelligent, so bravourös und so unterhaltsam zugleich, dass man es einfach gelesen haben muss
TEDTalks : Neil MacGregor - 2,600 Years of History in One Object( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cyrus Cylinder - a damaged and broken clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script - is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multiculturalism. In this enthralling TEDTalk Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, traces 2,600 years of Middle Eastern history through this single object. MacGregor is the writer and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects
A victim of anonymity : the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece by Neil MacGregor( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 239 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
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated, and why do we fed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities, and what made them succeed? Who developed math--or invented money? The history of humanity is one of invention and innovation, as we have continually created new things to use, to admire, or leave our mark on the world. In this illustrated work, Neil Macgregor of the British Museum turns to objects that previous civilizations have left behind to paint a portrait of humankind's evolution, focusing on unexpected turning points. Beginning with a chopping tool from the Olduvai Gorge in Africa and ending with a recent innovation that is transforming the way we power our world, Macgregor urges us to see history as a kaleidoscope--shifting, interconnected, and constantly surprising.--Adapted from publisher description
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in 5 languages and held by 183 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
The Cyrus Cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East by John Curtis( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. The Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530BC) after he captured Babylon in 539BC. It is often referred to as the first bill of human rights as it appears to permit freedom of worship throughout the Persian Empire and to allow deported people to return to their homelands. It is valued by people all around the world as a symbol of tolerance and respect for different peoples and different faiths, so much so that a copy of the cylinder is on display in the United Nations building in New York. This catalogue is being published in conjunction with the first ever tour of the object to the United States, along with sixteen other objects from the British Museum's collection. The book discusses how these objects demonstrate the innovations initiated by Persian rule in the Ancient Near East (550 BC-331 BC), a prime example being a gold plaque from the Oxus Treasure with the representation of a priest that shows the spread of the Zoroastrian religion. The book offers a new authoritative translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by Irving Finkel and the publication of two fragments of a cuneiform tablet that show how the Cyrus Cylinder was most probably a proclamation and not just a foundation deposit
Germany by Neil MacGregor( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Dio nascosto : i grandi maestri del Seicento e l'immagine di Dio( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's paintings : the story of art through masterpieces in British collections by Neil MacGregor( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain has an extensive collection of international art, from Hockney to Titian. Arranged by theme as opposed to chronology, this book catalogues paintings in galleries, museums, houses and palaces in Britain. There is a chronology of artists with biographical notes
Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 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
Making masterpieces( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 60 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
 
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Neil MacGregor britischer Kunsthistoriker und Museumsdirektor

Neil MacGregor British art historian

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Neil MacGregor historiador de l'art britànic

Neil MacGregor historiador del arte británico

Neil MacGregor historien de l'art britannique

Нил МакГрегор

ניל מקגרגור היסטוריון אמנות בריטי

닐 맥그레고르 1946-

닐 맥그리거

닐 맥그리거 1946-

맥그레고르, 닐 1946-

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マクレガー, ニール

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Languages
English (213)

German (33)

Italian (8)

Chinese (7)

Dutch (5)

Polish (2)

Spanish (1)