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Barber Institute Guidebook

Richard Verdi, Nicola Kalinsky and Robert Wenley

ISBN: 9781785510403
Size: 274 x 196 mm / 7¾ x 10 ¾ in.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
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UK £14.95 / US $24.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  •     A fascinating guide to a magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures and objets d’art
  •     Clear and concise text written from the expert perspective of the Institute’s Directors
  •     Full colour photography allows the works to be appreciated in detail

DESCRIPTION

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, UK, is one of the finest small picture galleries in the world. It is home to a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, objets d’art and coins, and may justly claim to be the most representative collection of Western artwork formed in Britain over the past 100 years. This stunning book, fully revised and updated, presents 120 of the finest works in the collection, with extended captions alongside glorious full-colour illustrations. Bellini, Rubens, Gainsborough and all the major Impressionist painters are represented. The story of each work is described in fascinating detail, placing it in a wider art-historical context.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Verdi was Director of the Barber Institute from 1990 to 2008.
Nicola Kalinsky is Director of the Barber Institute.
Robert Wenley is Head of Collections and Learning and Deputy Director at the
Barber Institute.

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