Accademia Gallery: The Official Guide
Accademia Gallery: The Official GuideThe Galleria dell'Accademia is known around the world as the Museum of Michelangelo, for the sculpture grouping of the Prisoners and the David. Also known for its golden icon panels, the museum displays religious icons dated throughout the 13th century, by contemporaries of Giotto such as Taddeo Gaddi, Bernardo Daddi e gli Orcagna. This is the official guide of the Galleria dell'Accademia: an absolutely new and indispensible tool to the museum visitor. This guide was created by the curator and director of the museum, and is illustrated with rich color images, useful information for your visit to the museum and includes commentary on all of the works that you must see during your visit. Pages: 93 Size: 7.5" x 4.5"
The Borghese Gallery Guide
The Borghese Gallery GuideFamous works of art adorning the magnificent rooms of an aristocratic residence: this guide - published with the collaboration of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici, Rome, and the museum management - is devoted to the Borghese Gallery. The room-by-room description of the gallery, supplemented by useful plans, allows visitors to admire all the paintings and sculptures on display, as well as over a hundred works in the outstanding archaeological collection. Each work is fully treated in an entry accompanied by a photograph in which the colours of the original are faithfully reproduced. The result is a guide that, more than any other hitherto, conveys the richness and complexity of this unique collection.
Palatine Museum: The Official Guidebook
Palatine Museum: The Official GuidebookThe Palatine Museum combines the monumental ruins of the hill with a significant quantity of works from the complex of Augustus and the residences of the emperors, evidence of the artistic decoration of the most ancient and, in many ways, peerless official seat of imperial power in Rome, sanctioned by its position in the location of the city's origins. This very strong connection to urban roots is evident in the historical background of the museum itself, with the oldest archaeological documentation found on the hill. The book illustrates the historical-archaeological development of the hill from prehistoric times to the Tetrarchy; of particular interest are the multicolored earthenware antefixa from the Temple of Apollo, the wall paintings detached from the Domus Transitoria, the fine statuette of Satyr looking at his tail, and a large portrait gallery. English edition.
The Accademia Galleries in Venice: The Official Gu...
The Accademia Galleries in Venice: The Official GuidebookA rapid guide to the most important collection of Venetian painting, from the 1300s to the 1700s, including works by Mantegna, Bellini, Giorgione, Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Veronese, and the cycle of the Stories from the Life of St. Ursula by Carpaccio. After a short introduction on the history of the building and the museum, the volume follows the visitors' itinerary through all the rooms, discussing their construction and the artists of the works on display. Descriptive captions are provided for all the works, room by room. An overall plan facilitates identification of the spaces of the museum and the works they contain, including all those seen in the illustrations. Individual layouts in the sections on the rooms permit rapid orientation. English edition.