Ten years upon the first publication of the museum’s selected album, an updated and enlarged (190 pieces) new version comes to print including all sections of the collection amassed by Calouste Gulbenkian, translating the memory of the museum’s permanent exhibition.
The organization of this volume follows the museum’s circuit, starting in the galleries dedicated to Oriental and Classical art, developing to Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian, Eastern Islamic, Armenian and Far Eastern Art. It follows with European Art with sections dedicated to the Art of the Book, Sculpture, Painting and Decorative Arts, particularly 18th-century French art, and the work of René Lalique. Included in the book is also a selection of works that by their fragility and the fact that they fall out of the scope of the current exhibition are kept in storage.
A selected bibliography and an index of works and authors are also part of this volume.
- Clara Serra, Isabel Pereira Coutinho, João Castel-Branco Pereira, Luís Manuel Araújo, Luísa Sampaio, Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, Mário Castro Hipólito, Manuela Fidalgo, Maria Fernanda Passos Leite, Maria Queiroz Ribeiro, Maria Rosa Figueiredo, and Nuno Vassallo e Silva
- Editorial coordination:
- João Carvalho Dias
- 978-972-8848-77-4 (soft cover)