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Cultural treasures of the world : from the relics of ancient empires to modern-day icons  Cover Image Book Book

Cultural treasures of the world : from the relics of ancient empires to modern-day icons / editors, Diana Loxley, Kirsty Seymour-Ure, Marek Walisiewicz ; contributors, Tony Allan, Kay Celtel, Ian Chilvers, Reg Grant, Philip Parker, Marcus Weeks, Iaian Zaczek.

Loxley, Diana, 1957- (editor.). Seymour-Ure, Kirsty, (editor.). Walisiewicz, Marek, (editor.). Allan, Tony, (contributor.). Celtel, Kay, (contributor.). Chilvers, Ian, (contributor.). Grant, R. G., (contributor.). Parker, Philip, 1965- (contributor.). Weeks, Marcus, (contributor.). Zaczek, Iain, (contributor.).


"Take a guided tour through history and discover the most precious, iconic, and celebrated objects ever created. Revered, admired, and protected - every country and culture has certain artefacts that are prized above all others. Cultural Treasures of the World brings together more than 200 of these objects, exploring the fascinating and unique stories behind each of them. From the Bust of Nefertiti to the Benin Bronzes, and the Altamira cave paintings to Van Gogh's Sunflowers, these artefacts and artworks are revered for their beauty, artistry, or historical significance - and often all three at once. Discover how and why they were created, unravel the hidden meanings and symbolism they contain, and learn about the cultural legacy they have left behind. A treasure trove of human creativity that offers a fresh and unforgettable new perspective on civilizations and societies, Cultural Treasures of the World is the perfect gift for gallery- and museum-lovers, and armchair travellers everywhere"--Publisher's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780744060065
  • ISBN: 0744060060
  • Physical Description: 440 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2022.

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Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1200-1499: Lewis chessmen ; Golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe ; Chartes Cathedral stained glass ; Konark Sun Temple sculptures ; Mosaics of Hagia Sophia ; Illustrated legends of the Kitano Tenjin Shrine ; Coronation chair ; Chimú collar ; Easter Island moai ; Mamaluk enamelled glass bottle ; Ife head ; The Hereford mappa mundi ; Ognisanti Madonna ; Baptistère de Saint Louis ; Bust of Charlamagne ; Jananese funerary mask ; Golden Buddha ; Codex Zouche-Nuttall ; The David vases ; Tomb of the Black Prince ; The Wilton diptych ; Soninke sculpture ; Old Testament trinity ; Mask of Tezcatlipoca ; Ming jar ; The Ghent altarpiece ; The Annunciation ; Gutenberg Bible ; Zytglogge astronomical clock ; Ivory hunting horn ; Primavera ; The garden of earthly delights -- 1500-1699: Mona Lisa ; David ; The Sistine Chapel ceiling ; Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp ; The Cassia Grove studio ; Venus of Urbino ; The Arbadil carpets ; Cellini salt cellar ; Benin bronzes ; Aztec sun stone ; Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent ; Helmet of Charles IX ; Iznik ceramics ; Empress Xiaoduan's phoenix headdress ; Pine trees ; Self-portrait as a lute player ; The judgement of Paris ; The night watch ; The ecstasy of St. Teresa ; Sri Lankan ivory cabinet ; Las meninas ; Ethiopian Christian icon -- 1700-1899: Japanese laquerwear ; Maqdala crown ; The imperial crown of Russia ; The swing ; Ndop of Mische miShyaang maMbul ; Qianlong-era clock ; Hawaiiian feather cloak ; Kū, Hawaiian god of war, Bangwa queen ; Napoleon crossing the Alps ; Star-spangled banner ; The third of May 1808 ; Wanderer above the sea of fog ; The great wave ; The fighting Temeraire ; Samurai armor ; Akan gold weights ; Nkisi nkondi ; Peking opera robe ; Ophelia ; Sudden shower over Shin-Ohashi Bridge ; Sacred eagle feather bonnet ; Dance at the Moulin de la Galette ; Little dancer aged fourteen ; Bathers at Asnières ; Sunflowers ; The child's bath ; Pictorial quilt ; Tā moko panel ; The water-lily pond -- 1900-present: Fabergé imperial eggs ; The thinker ; Group IV, the ten largest, no. 7, adulthood ; The kiss ; Head of a woman ; Composition IV ; Costumes for The rite of spring ; Dogon dance mask ; Patiala necklace ; Christ the Redeemer ; The persistence of memory ; Guernica ; The British crown jewels ; The two Fridas ; Nighthawks ; Diary of Anne Frank ; Pelagos ; Man pointing ; One : number 31, 1950 ; Campbell's Soup cans ; Earthrise ; Pumpkin ; Angel of the north -- Directory of other treasures -- Object locations -- Glossary.
Subject: Civilization > History > Pictorial works.
Antiquities > Pictorial works.
Art > History > Pictorial works.
Decoration and ornament > History > Pictorial works.
Genre: Illustrated works.

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