Bruce Mau with Jennifer Leonard and the Institute without Boundaries
2004, 240 pages hardcover
From the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibit, this massive text includes interviews with 32 renowned experts in ecology, natural sciences, transportation, technology, mathematics, economics, architecture, health, physics and cultural studies plus hundreds of photographs and descriptions of contemporary and futuristic applied design.
Paintings in the Louvre
2004, 688 pages hardcover
The Louvre has the most impressive art collection in the world. This title showcases more than 800 of its most famous artworks spanning 500 years of European art. The hundreds of stunning illustrations are accompanied by the history of each painting, as well as information about the artists, their lives and style.
Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1993, 447 pages hardcover
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Making the Mummies Dance is a modern Vanity Fair–a true story of masterpieces, money, society, intrigue, and international theft. As the seventh director of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1967 to 1977, brash, energetic Thomas Hoving transformed a stodgy, elitist institution into a bottom-line-oriented business enterprise, a modernized, expansive museum that actively engages the public. In this ebullient memoir, Hoving provides a rare behind-the-scenes peek at turf wars, intrigues, fabulous acquisitions and stormy managerial battles.