The Albertina Museum Director's Choice
Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Size: 190 mm x 165 mm
Illustrations: 40 colour
Name of series: Director's Choice
- A beautifully illustrated selection of highlights from The Albertina's world-renowned collection of prints, drawings and paintings
- Features works from Old Masters as well as celebrated modern artists - from Michelangelo, Rubens and Cézanne to Klimt, Picasso and Warhol
- Written from the expert perspective of The Albertina's Director, art historian Klaus Albrecht
- Full colour illustrations allow each spectacular work to be examined in detail
The largest of the Hapsburg residential palaces, The Albertina in Vienna provides a stunning home to one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world. Named after its founder, passionate art collector Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen (1738-1822), the priceless collection comprises 50,000 drawings and watercolours and some 900,000 prints ranging from the late Gothic period to contemporary art.
Here visitors can see world-famous works by da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael as well as Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt and Cézanne. The modern collection contains a vibrant array of works from a diverse range of artists: from Schiele, Klimt, Picasso and Pollock to Warhol, Katz, Baselitz and Kiefer.
An extraordinary treasure trove of visual knowledge, The Albertina has also been gathering photographs since the mid-19th century, and holds around 50,000 plans, sketches and models in its Architecture Collection. This small volume showcases the highlights from this vast collection, as chosen by its Director.
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