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This beautifully illustrated and updated National Gallery Companion Guide introduces art lovers to one of the richest and most representative collections of Western European paintings in the world. Erika Langmuir offers enlightening commentary on more than 200 of the finest works----by painters including Piero della Francesca, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Ingres, and Degas----from the National Gallery's collection, along with masterpieces by less familiar artists. With this book, readers can trace the history of European painting from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries; develop an eye for style, technique, imagery, and genre; and learn to appreciate the talents of artists in a variety of artistic and cultural contexts. The book takes into account the latest scholarship from the National Gallery and includes discussions of the museum's newest high-profile acquisitions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857093995
ISBN-10: 1857093992
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publisher: National Gallery Company Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Erika Langmuir

Erika Langmuir was formerly head of education at the National Gallery, London. She is the author of Imagining Childhood and several titles from the best-selling National Gallery Pocket Guides series, and coauthor of the Yale Dictionary of Art and Artists, all published by Yale University Press.

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