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Art Museum: Ancient Sculpture To Impressionist Masters [Kindle Edition]

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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Art Museum is a stunning exploration of mankind’s history through art. This first volume in the Art Museum series includes over 900 images from nine collections:

African Art

American Art

Art of the Ancient Americas

Art of the Ancient Near East

Art of the Pacific

Chinese and Korean Art

Costume and Textiles

Decorative Arts and Design

Egyptian Art

No ticket lines or crowds to deal with, take a private tour of these beautiful collections at your own pace. Go ahead, you can touch the glass.


Product Details

  • File Size: 41721 KB
  • Print Length: 1437 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008EDE2CM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #784,787 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Like a walk through a personal collection July 24, 2012
By Marilee
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I don't understand why anyone would give this compilation a 5 star review. There is no index, little information, poor formatting, it's badly organized and difficult to navigate on a Kindle. The art itself seems to have been randomly chosen with little context provided.

It is best "read" on a computer Kindle App or Kindle Fire, as it is basically a series of photos of varying quality art works, chosen and presented randomly, within 9 broad chapters. These chapters aren't even named other than 1, 2, 3, etc on the opening page. To find out what each chapter covers, you have to return to the front page and click on each, one at a time, which takes you to the beginning of the chapter.

Just to save you all time, here is what is covered. Chapter 1, African art. Chapter 2, American Art. Chapter 3, Art of the Ancient Americas, Chapter 4, Art of the Ancient near east, Chapter 5, Art of the Pacific, Chapter 6, Chinese and Korean Art, Chapter 7, Costumes and Textiles Chapter 8, Decorative Arts and Design, Chapter 9, Egyptian Art.

Note that Europe is not represented, except within some of the costume and decorative sections. Within sections, items appear to be randomly selected, in no particular order, either by type, era, artist or medium. Since items are not indexed in any way, it is nearly impossible to search for any item, except within the 9 chapters, page by page.

I gave this 2 stars because the photos are decent quality, usually in color and it is interesting to browse through the book, never knowing what may show up on the next page, just as some personal art collections in small museums or galleries might be like. Just as an example, at location 3473, there is a bronze cat head... quite charming and enigmatic. Unfortunately, there is no information on it other than it's size [5"] and that it's "late period". ???

The book was free... I can't complain about wasting money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous, helpful teaching aid July 13, 2012
Gorgeous photos in a well-curated selection of images. Lovely to flip through but also an excellent teaching guide for comparative or survey art history and art appreciation courses. May also be helpful to use for segments in history or literature courses to easily illuminate studied texts with visuals. So much easier than struggling to compile relevant images through ArtStor, for example.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very, very poor ebook July 29, 2012
By Ripwalk
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This contains nothing other than the image and then a brief description for each. An auction catalog provides more information and analysis. In addition, vast kinds of art are not even mentioned. If it's free take a look. Otherwise, save your money. The art, of course, is fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Art museum: Ancient Sculpture To Impressionist February 24, 2014
By Donna
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Very good book to begin a journey into the World of Art and Artifacts. A Fast and Easy read for anyone.
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