Masterpieces Up Close

Claire d'Harcourt

$29.95

     10.5 × 14.5 in (26.7 × 36.8 cm)
Hardcover
64 pages
208 color illustrations
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781616894146


Masterpieces Up Close is back in print! Once again readers can explore great works of art from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century in exquisite large-format detail. Captioned, full-color reproductions of more than twenty paintings provide informative and challenging treasure hunts involving more than one-hundred close- up details. Don t worry, if you can t find one of them, lift-the-flap copies of each painting can be found in the back of the book highlighting each detail. Brief biographical sketches offer information about the artists.A fun, interactive introduction to some of the best-known masterpieces of Western art.
  • The first release of this book sold more than 25,000 copies.
  • Features some of the most famous icons of Western art, including da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and Rembrandt's Night Watch, Velasquez's Las Meninas, and Warhol's Marilyn.


  • Editorial Reviews

    Shelf Awareness:

    "Not only is the 'find the detail' activity fun in itself, this level of interaction encourages close scrutiny of these complex, often mysterious masterpieces, and should spur lively discussions about art and art history."


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