National Gallery Pocket Collection
written by Leah Kharibian
National Gallery Company | ISBN 9781857094473
Hardback – 240 pages
Member’s price: $30.56
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This attractive little book is a fabulous souvenir of some of the most popular masterpieces in the National Gallery. High-quality reproductions are enhanced by concise and accessible introductory texts. The pocket-sized hardback format is luxurious and durable - great for counter and bookshop display. Many of the pictures in the National Gallery, London, rank among the finest treasures in the history of western European art. Taking even a brief glance at this book it's likely you'll see paintings you immediately recognize, be they by van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Turner or Van Gogh. This guide presents nearly 200 masterpieces, arranged in four sections that reflect the layout of the gallery: Sainsbury Wing (1250-1500), the West Wing (1500-1600), the North Wing (1600-1700) and the East Wing (1700-1900), which trace the development of Western European art from 1250 to the dawn of the twentieth century. The selection of images is based on their popularity with visitors and art historical importance, as well as introducing the reader to a few lesser-known gems.