Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $11.17
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Paperback – April 26, 2011


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$99.87 $37.95

The Salish Sea by Audrey DeLella Benedict
The Salish Sea by Audrey DeLella Benedict
Check out the newest book by Audrey DeLella Benedict. Learn more | See Similar titles
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Not Indicated edition (April 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300169779
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300169775
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,048,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“Rewald is right on target.” —The New Republic
(The New Republic)

Received Honorable Mention of the 2012 New York Book Festival Award in the category of Photography/Art
(Phtography/Art Honorable Mention New York Book Festival 2012-06-11)

About the Author

Sabine Rewald is Jacques and Natasha Gelman Curator, Department of 19th-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elliot Silvera on May 4, 2011
Format: Paperback
I recently saw this exhibit on my trip to the Metropolitan Museum and I bought this catalogue to learn more about the featured artists and works. Of the forty painters featured only the Germans, Caspar Friedrich and Adolph Mendel are well known in this country. In fact, most of the borrowed works come from European museums and are shown here for the first time. The opening essay by Sabine Rewald discusses the importance of the open window and the home interior as a subject in European art, especially in the northern countries. In the essay she introduces the reader to several newly discovered painters such as Georg Kersting, Martin Drolling, Johann Dahl, and Fyodor Tolstoy(a relative of the famous writer Leo). The rest of the book is full color page reproductions and accompanied description entries of over seventy oil and watercolor paintings, and drawings. The most famous painting by far is Friedrich's "Woman at the Window". Throughout the book, you'll see that many of the works are a combination of interiors, genre scenes, landscapes, and portraiture. A note if you buy the book before you go to the museum, ten works are not actually in the exhibition especially the renowned "Balcony Room" by Mendel. If you love nineteenth century art and want a book of lesser known artists, I would add this to your library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jane VINE VOICE on April 19, 2011
Format: Paperback
I saw this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum a few days ago, and while I was there I had a chance to look through this catalog and compare the images to the paintings. The reproduction quality of the paintings was medium to poor. The color in the reproductions was sometimes less saturated and the range of color was compressed. Some of the reproductions had a blotchy quality to them. I did not have a chance to read all the accompanying text but what I did read was informative and the catalog is, overall, a nice momento of the show but should not be regarded as an accurate rendering of the paintings. The exhibit itself is wonderful and highly recommended. The paintings are small and intimate, and hung at eye level so that you can really appreciate the rich detail in these small but charming works. Sometimes I go to exhibits to learn and expand my "appreciation" but sometimes an exhibit is pure pleasure -- and this was one of those. I will probably buy the catalog as a keepsake and to read the rest of the text.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Connie Halperin on July 25, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful book. We had been to the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on our last trip to New York, and the exhibit was terrific, each painting a world within a world. This book has even more information about the painters and the art itself. It is enjoyable reading, and beautifully presented.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Clark on June 6, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book I got was written in German, I thought ordered a paperback and received a hardback book that was totally not what I wanted, I certainly could have sent it back but I'm really not very good about those things, so just won't order any more from here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?