The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide - Philipe De montebelloMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Small mark to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white & colour photographs. Descriptive Texts Written By the Curatorial Staff of the Museum. From the introduction: “The Metropolitan museum is a living encyclopaedia of world art. Every culture from every part of the world — from Florence to Thebes to Papua New Guinea — from the earliest times to the present and in every medium is represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality and invention. The Metropolitan’s 1.4 million square feet houses what is in fact a collection of collections; several of its departments could and would be major independent museums almost anywhere else. But here musical instruments adjoin arms and armour, and forty thousand Egyptian objects are displayed on the floor directly above a collection of forty-five thousand costumes.”