A Walk Through the American Wing (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) by the Curators of the American Wing English | Feb. 1, 2002 | ISBN: 0300093691, 1588390128 | 223 Pages | PDF | 40.9 MB
This volume takes us on a tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's American Wing, which houses a collection of American paintings, decorative arts, richly furnished period rooms, and architectural displays. The comprehensive survey begins with colonial portraiture and then traces the emergence and development of a national fine arts tradition. There are masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and drawing as well as exquisite examples of American furniture, silver, glass, ceramics and textiles. Architectural presentations include the magnificent marble facade of the Branch Bank of the United States and the living room of a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie-style house.