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Master Pieces By Thomas Hoving

Master Pieces

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A stunning visual game that helps readers enjoy, appreciate, and identify great works of art.
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Master Pieces: The Curator's Game by Thomas Hoving

As Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a decade, Thomas Hoving brought art to a new level of public awareness by pioneering such blockbuster shows as the King Tut exhibit. Early in his career, Hoving was introduced to the "curator's game." Each week, he and his contemporaries met to examine details of larger museum masterpieces. Whoever correctly identified the detail in context won free coffee: the losers paid. In an imaginative adaptation of this exercise, Hoving introduces us to the challenge and the fun of identifying art, and to the rewards of familiarity with the great works. A section of paintings accompanied by brief essays introduces a range of artists, themes, techniques, and styles, while progressively demanding "clues" are provided to help identify visual details in context. No experience is necessary to play this game. Readers at all levels will discover the fun of identifying and remembering great art.

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About Thomas Hoving


Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, also served as editor of Connoisseur and cultural correspondent for ABC's "20/20." The author of fifteen books, including the bestsellers Making the Mummies Dance and Tutankhamun, he lives in New York City.

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GOR002319342
Master Pieces: The Curator's Game by Thomas Hoving
Thomas Hoving
Used - Very Good
Paperback
WW Norton & Co
2005-11-15
176
0393328384
9780393328387
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