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MASTERPIECES: KUNSTMUSEUM BERN. Ed. by Matthias Frehner. Kunstmuseum Bern, 2016. Published in association with Hirmer Verlag, Munich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 460 pp. with 200 col. ills. 29 x 24 cm. ISBN 9783777426297 In English.
Due date: December 2016. Publisher's description: The Kunstmuseum Bern is home to one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, with more than three thousand paintings and sculptures and some forty-eight thousand additional works on paper. Since the founding of the State Museum more than two hundred years ago, the Kunstmuseum Bern's collection has continuously grown, as has its world renown. For Masterpieces: Kunstmuseum Bern, Matthias Frehner and Valentina Locatelli have assembled two hundred extraordinary examples from among the museum's vast collection. The works in this book range from the late-thirteenth century to the present day. Among them are masterpieces by Duccio di Buoninsegna, Paul Cezanne, Salvador Dali, Ferdinand Hodler, Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, and Felix Valloton, and many others. For each work, the book includes a full-page illustration and a reexamination of the work by one of seventy international experts. An essay describing the development of the museum and its collection introduces the book.
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Worldwide Number: 173191
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