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Seller: ancientgifts (4,315) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122119996116 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! Great Museums of the World: Pinakothek Munich. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 171 pages. Publisher: Newsweek; (1969). The “Alte Pinakothek”, Munich’s Old Picture Gallery, contains one of the world’s finest collections of European painting. In the sixteenth century Bavaria’s rulers began acquiring works of art for their personal enjoyment, and for three centuries the ever-expanding royal collections were scattered among several palaces and galleries. Not until 1836 was this priceless artistic heritage opened to the public. Through this book you can tour the Pinakothek’s galleries and view what was once the private domain of a privileged few. Munich’s most famous museum well deserves its name of “picture gallery”. Every kind of painting can be found there, from Gothic altarpieces and religious allegories to princely renaissance portraits. From genre scenes to still lives and landscapes. The best known of these works are reproduced in full color in this magnificent volume. The variety of subjects and themes is breathtaking, from such mysterious and sublime works as Rembrandt’s “Passion” series and Botticelli’s “Pieta”, to the worldly sensuousness of Tintoretto’s “Venus, Vulcan, and Mars”. From the imposing nobility of Titian’s “Charles V Seated” to the touching scenes of daily life by Murillo. The scope of the collections in the Pinakothek reflects the broad taste of its royal art patrons. It is truly a “European” museum. Not only does it house one of the most extensive assemblages of early German, Flemish, and Dutch art found anywhere, it also boasts masterpieces by Italian, Spanish, and French artists. One of the high points of the Pinakothek is its incomparable Rubens collection, including that master’s triumphal allegories, the “Fall of the rebel Angels” and the “Battle of the Amazons”, as well as loving portraits of the Flemish artist’s two beautiful wives. In addition you will be able to study works by little-known German masters who inserted Gothic fantasy into calm Renaissance perspectives, and admire such testaments to faith as Albrecht Durer’s “The Four Apostles” and “Lamentation Over the Dead Christ”. Here also are paintings by Italy’s greatest artists: “Profane Love” by Titian, and such classics as Raphael’s the “Tempi Madonna”, “Madonna della Tenda”, and the “Canigiani Holy Family”. From Spanish and French schools are masterpieces by El Greco, Velazquez, and Goya; and by Nicholas Poussin and Claude Lorrain. This sumptuous volume ranges over the peaks of European art history, offering a visual delight that you will treasure for years. CONDITION: Shelf wear to dust jacket, previous owner name on front end paper, otherwise clean and in Very Good condition. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: “Pinakothek, Munich” is part of an extraordinary series of art books presenting, as if on guided tour, the “Great Museums of the World”. Produced by Newsweek, each presents the museum’s most important and memorable works of art; all especially photographed for this series and all reproduced in superb full color on high quality glossy stock, quality bound, by the finest European printing processes. Each volume possesses an introduction by the Museum’s Director, and a lucid text commenting on the historical and artistic significance of the works and their creators, prepared by a distinguished staff of European art historians. The “Alte Pinakothek” (“Old Pinakothek”), situated in the Kunstareal in Munich, is one of the oldest galleries in the world. The collection was begun by William IV (1508-1550) who ordered important contemporary painters to create several history paintings. Elector Maximilian I (1597-1651) acquired paintings especially of Albrecht Dürer. Maximilian's grandson Maximilian II Emanuel (1679-1726) purchased a lot of Dutch and Flemish paintings when he was Governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Also his cousin Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (1690-1716) collected paintings from the Netherlands. After the reunion of Bavaria and the Palatinate in 1777, the galleries of Mannheim, Düsseldorf and Zweibrücken were moved to Munich, in part to protect the collections during the wars which followed the French revolution. With the secularization many paintings from churches and former monasteries entered into state hands. Ludwig I of Bavaria (1825-1848) collected especially Early German, Dutch and Italian paintings and ordered Leo von Klenze to erect the gallery. The museum galleries were designed to display Rubens' "Last Judgment", one of the largest canvasses ever painted. Very modern in its day, the building became exemplary for museum buildings in Germany and all of Europe after its inauguration in 1836, and thus became a model for new galleries in Rome, St Petersburg, Brussels and Kassel. The museum building was severely damaged by bombing in World War II but was reconstructed and reopened to the public in the late 1950s. Unfortunately the ornate, pre-war interior has not been restored. The museum houses an expanded collection of several thousand European paintings from the 13th to 18th century. Especially its collection of Early Italian, Old German, Old Dutch and Flemish paintings belongs to the most important in the world. More than 800 paintings are exhibited including German paintings of the 14th–17th centuries; Dutch paintings of the 15th–18th centuries; Flemish paintings of the 16th–18th centuries; Italian paintings of the 13th–18th centuries; French paintings of the 16th–18th centuries; and Spanish paintings of the 16th–18th centuries. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: 128 magnificent photographs bring to the reader the one of the world's finest collections of European paintings, the “Alte Pinakothek”, Munich's Old Picture Gallery. A stunning visual treat, and an erudite and informative narration! READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Interested in the art history of German painters? This beautifully illustrated art book includes sculpture and painting. There are many lesser-known works by renowned German artists, including Adolph Von Menzel and the museum's incomparable collections of works by the Nazarenes. Also featured are English landscapists, French neo-classical artists and impressionists. A must for collectors of unusual art publications. REVIEW: One of Munich's premier galleries, the Pinakothek houses an amazing variety of paintings, including the most impressive collection of Rubens’ I've ever seen. Overall, there are over 800 paintings from the 14th through the 18th century. This book is a sumptuously produced sampling of some of the best. Not to be missed! REVIEW: Absolutely stunning, a visual feast for the senses. One of the most gorgeous “coffee table” size/quality books I have ever seen. More than merely pretty pictures however, this is a wonderfully narrated catalog of some of the world’s greatest treasures of art. 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Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. 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