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American Musical Instruments In The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Author : Laurence Libin
ISBN : 9780870993794
Genre : Musical instruments
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Our Tuneful Heritage

Author : Laurence Libin
ISBN : 0842523251
Genre : History
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This catalog highlights over sixty American musical instruments, most drawn from the collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each instrument, whether toy or masterpiece, offers us much more than just sound. Through their varied forms and functions, each embodies some meaningful aspect of American life: immigration, acculturation, nationalism and warfare, handicraft and industry, entertainment and worship, tradition and innovation. These instruments have evolved to serve complex social purposes that continue to change over the years. Even when silent, their designs, materials, and decorations, reflect our multifaceted culture.

Musical Instruments

Author : J. Kenneth Moore
ISBN : 9781588395627
Genre : Music
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This insightful appreciation of musical instruments features more than one hundred extraordinary pieces from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. Whether created to entertain a royal court, provide personal solace, or aid in rites and rituals, these instruments fully demonstrate music’s universal resonance and the ingenuity various cultures have deployed for musical expression. The results are astoundingly diverse: from Bronze Age cymbals and sistra to violins made by Stradivari, monumental slit drums from Oceania, and iconic twentieth-century American guitars. Stunning new photographs and a lively text reveal these objects to be works of both musical and visual art, as well as marvels of technology and masterpieces of design. Depictions of instruments and music making—paintings, statues, and pottery—further illuminate the narrative, providing a vivid counterpoint to these remarkable objects.

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A Checklist Of American Musical Instruments

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Musical Instruments
ISBN : UOM:39015021188936
Genre : Music
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The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Guide

Author : Thomas P. Campbell
ISBN : 9780300206722
Genre : Art
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The guide to Metropolitan's encyclopedic holdings provides the ideal introduction to almost 600 essential masterpieces from one of the world's most popular and beloved museums and is now available to read on your tablet, mobile phone or personal computer. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide e-Book provides the same features as the printed version along with digital enhancements such as a linked table of contents for easy navigation, a double-click to zoom on works of art, and additional views of artworks. Like the print version, this e-Book features a compelling and accessible design, beautiful photography, and up-to-date descriptions written by the Museum's own experts. This e-Book puts a comprehensive view of art history spanning more than five millennia and the entire globe in the palm of your hand. It is a perfect way to plan a visit to the museum or to read about the artworks after seeing them. Presenting works ranging from the ancient Egyptian Temple of Dendur to Canova's Perseus with the Head of Medusa to Sargents Madame X, this is an indispensable volume for lovers of art and art history, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of lingering over the most iconic works in the Metropolitan Museum's unparalleled collection.

Inside The Museum

Author : Joy Richardson
ISBN : 0810925613
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the organization and functioning of the museum as well as a wide variety of exhibits, and suggests ways to interact with works of art from the museum's collections

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