- File Size: 41720 KB
- Print Length: 1437 pages
- Publication Date: June 23, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008EDE2CM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,564,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Art Museum: Ancient Sculpture To Impressionist Masters Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
The table of contents lists only chapters without titles or descriptions. Are there more volumes in the works? Let's hope they are more informational.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good book to begin a journey into the World of Art and Artifacts. A Fast and Easy read for anyone.Published on February 24, 2014 by Donna
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This book does not fit my Kindle format well. The information is way too dense and the works of art do not get justice on the Kindle page. I had to delete it.Published on May 5, 2013 by Susan Scherer