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MacGregor, Neil 1946-

Works: 182 works in 418 publications in 6 languages and 8,237 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Host, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Director
Classifications: GN740, 930.1
Publication Timeline
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 )

52 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,578 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 )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,094 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 )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 875 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 )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 678 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
Bridget Riley : dialogues on art by Bridget Riley( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the occasion of a major exhibition of her recent work at the Hayward Gallery, London, in 1992, BBC Radio broadcast an illuminating series of five dialogues, each one between Riley and a well-known personality from the art world. These talks have been brought together in this volume, expertly edited by the art historian Robert Kudielka
A history of the world in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 307 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 )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All that is certain is that he was a great painter whose name, if known, would rank with Botticelli or Holbein. In A Victim of Anonymity, the Director of the National Gallery, London, corrects the judgment of history by demonstrating the power of this unacknowledged master. MacGregor makes us look closely at works that are all too easily passed over, showing us a peerless artist whose paintings derive their fame from nothing but their own superlative merits
Germany : memories of a nation by Neil MacGregor( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 200 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."--
The Cyrus Cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East by John Curtis( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making masterpieces by Neil MacGregor( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 130 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
Il Dio nascosto : i grandi maestri del Seicento e l'immagine di Dio( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's restless world by Neil MacGregor( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 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 by Neil MacGregor( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing the rules of the game : economic, management and emerging issues in the computer games industry( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few industries fit the description of high turbulence and high velocity better than the computer games industry. Relatively young, rapidly evolving, and frequently experiencing disruptive innovation, its potential for growth and new business opportunities seems barely exhausted. And indeed, in the current economic climate this industry seems positively recession-proof. Those making and those playing games use digital technology to share an enthusiasm for the industry's products that we rarely find elsewhere. This fascination with computer games and gaming and the economic significance of the industry make it one of the most remarkable socio-cultural phenomena of our world. As the industry emerges, we become more aware of the need to trace it and to understand it in all its meanings, and the challenges it poses
Shakespeare's restless world : an unexpected history in 20 objects by Neil MacGregor( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 52 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 )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Michelangelo drawings closer to the master( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides art students with a visual comparison of Michelangelo's preparatory drawings, found at the British Museum and other renowned institutions, to his finished masterworks. Presents detailed analysis of the Pieta, the colossal David, the Sistine chapel ceiling, the Last Judgment, the Medici tomb, and St. Peter's basilica. Also provides insight into Michelangelo's tools, techniques, stylistic evolution, and sexuality
The purpose of public pictures : the eighth Leverhulme memorial lecture by Neil MacGregor( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English (149)

German (13)

Italian (8)

Chinese (6)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

Seeing salvation : images of Christ in artWhose muse? : art museums and the public trustBridget Riley : dialogues on artA history of the world in 100 objectsA victim of anonymity : the Master of the Saint Bartholomew AltarpieceBritain's paintings : the story of art through masterpieces in British collectionsMaking masterpieces