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One of the three Hessian state museums, the Museum Wiesbaden holds first-rate collections in the fields of art and natural history and houses the most important collection of works by Russian painter Alexej von Jawlensky in the world. Celebrating the centenary of the completion of the building housing the museum, this lavishly illustrated volume provides the first-ever introduction to the museum’s wide-ranging collections, which span from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on the art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Arranged chronologically, essays from curators Jorg Daur, Peter Forster, Alexander Klar, and Roman Zieglgänsberger offer a detailed glimpse into the museum’s natural history collections and three art departments: Old Master Art, Classic Modernism, and Modern and Contemporary Art. Containing over two hundred color illustrations, The Art Collections not only gives readers a taste of the extraordinary works on display at the Museum Wiesbaden, but also delivers a spectacular overview of more than eight hundred years of art history.
Number of Pages: 260
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Street Date: February 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-1138
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