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Masterworks from the Indiana University Art Museum

Edited by Adelheid M. Gealt, Diane M. Pelrine, Adriana Calinescu and Judith Ann Stubbs

Published by: Indiana University Press

384 Pages, 11.00 x 9.12 in, 180 color photos

  • Paperback
  • 9780253219565
  • Published: April 2008


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Richly illustrated with more than 160 full-color plates, Masterworks from the Indiana University Art Museum presents a selection of the finest works from one of the best university art museums in the world. Included are examples from the full range of world cultures collected by the museum: Africa, the Ancient Western World, Asia, Ancient America, the South Pacific, and Western Art before and after 1800. The entry accompanying each piece, by the curator of that collection, sketches the cultural context within which the object was created and used and describes the unique qualities that make it a masterpiece. In addition to showcasing the research of the museum's highly respected curatorial staff, this handsome volume highlights the remarkable photography of Michael Cavanagh and Kevin Montague, widely regarded as among the premier photographers of fine arts. For students, lovers, and collectors of art, Masterworks provides an inspiring and illuminating tour of the world's artistic traditions.