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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, European Decorative Arts, European Painting and Sculpture, Modern and Contemporary Art, 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
352 pages, 6 x 9
330 color illus.