Rendez-vous with Art, by Philippe de Montebello with Martin Gayford
This is for the avid art lover, curator, docent, museum studies student, and any well-travelled sophisticate who knows the way around a museum. - Library Journal.
The premise — two art experts look at some of the world’s most magnificent works in tandem — is a good one, offering readers guided tours of the Louvre, the Prado, the Palazzo Pitti, and other prestigious institutions. There are considerable insights into the featured art. 75 colour and b&w illustrations.
The fruits of a lifetime of experience by Philippe de Montebello, the longest-serving director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in its history, distilled in conversations with an acclaimed critic.
The authors seek to revive the timeless pleasures of looking deeply at artwork themselves and to mark the irreplaceability of first-person artistic encounters. - American Library Association.