Ever since the first edition, the Met guide has provided a definitive guide no only to the museum but to the art scene of the times. This issue I discovered at a bookseller’s in Katonah, NY describes the museum’s vast collections and its buildings, including the Cloisters, and includes nearly 900 works of art from the museum’s 18 curatorial departments, selected by the director of the museum, Philippe de Montebello.


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[lo_column size=”2/3″]1984 Guide to the Met
Curated by the Met director Philippe De Montebello
432 pages
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