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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Bloch Building

Book - 2007
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the crown jewel of Kansas City and one of the finest museums in the nation. Its encyclopaedic collection offers visitors a look at some of the greatest artistic achievements of mankind, representing cultures from around the world, from ancient to contemporary times. The construction of the Bloch Building represents one part of a total transformation of the Nelson-Atkins. This book is intended to celebrate this moment in the museum's history, with a look at how the institution arrived at this period of change. Sketches, photographs and images of artwork often tell the story better than words, and the museum is indebted to the photographers who spent time capturing the many moods and impressions of the Bloch Building. SELLING POINTS: *The Bloch Building was designed by Steven Holl, a New York architect whose work is international in scope, with projects from Japan to New Mexico, and includes the asymmetrical Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland *The Nelson Atkins has a world-renowned Asian art collection, as well as major collections of African, American, American Indian, ancient, decorative, European, modern and contemporary art, photography and prints *Collection includes Caravaggio's masterpiece John the Baptist, as well as Renaissance works by Titian, Canaletto, Bronzino and others; American works by John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent and George Caleb Bingham; and modern works by Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol, among many others 42 colour & 4 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Kansas City, MO : Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ; London : in association with Scala Publishers ; Easthampton, MA : Distributed in the booktrade by Antique Collectors' Club, c2007.
ISBN: 9781857594829
Branch Call Number: 727.7 N42b
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), plan ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wood, Toni
Slegman, Ann 1954-
Call Number: 727.7 N42b


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