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The Art Institute of Chicago: The Essential Guide

Foreword by Douglas Druick

Softcover $19.95 ($17.95 members)
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This revised and expanded edition of the Essential Guide features 330 works of art, over fifty of them new additions to the book. The entries represent some of the finest pieces from—and were selected with the assistance of—the museum’s eleven curatorial departments: African Art and Indian Art of the Americas, American Art, Ancient and Byzantine Art, Architecture and Design, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, European Decorative Arts, Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture, Photography, Prints and Drawings, and Textiles. Each work is reproduced in full color and discussed in a brief and lively entry. This convenient volume offers the reader a generous sampling of the celebrated works of one of the country’s most highly esteemed museums.

The Art Institute of Chicago, 2013 
6 x 9 in.; 352 pages; 330 color illustrations
Softcover ISBN: 978-0-86559-255-1