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A Walk Through the American Wing

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This handsome and useful volume takes us on a tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned American Wing, which houses an unsurpassed collection of American paintings, decorative arts, richly furnished period rooms, and stunning architectural displays.<P>The comprehensive survey begins with colonial portraiture and then traces the emergence and development of a national fine arts tradition. There are masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and drawing as well as exquisite examples of American furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, and textiles. Architectural presentations include the magnificent marble facade of the Branch Bank of the United States and the living room of a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house. Visitors to the Museum and all lovers of American art will treasure this volume, a record of the artistic achievement of the United States through the centuries.
Product Details

Author: N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr

Release Date: 2002-02-01

Pages: 216

ISBN: 0300093691

ISBN13: 9780300093698