Kunstmuseum Basel The MasterpiecesPaintings, Sculptures, Photographs, Installations, and Videos

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Edited by: Kunstmuseum Basel, Dr. Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Nina Zimmer Graphic Design: Schott & Schibig Texts by: Nina Zimmer, Gottfried Boehm, Dr. Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Dr. Bodo Brinkmann, Nicola Dietrich, Dr. Anita Haldemann, Stefanie Manthey English 2011, 404 Pages, 172 Ills. Hardcover 305mm x 250mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2757-0
| An imposing volume featuring highlights from the Kunstmuseum Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present.This lavishly illustrated catalogue presents and comments on 160 masterpieces from every epoch. Among the Old Masters, these include works by Konrad Witz, the Holbein family, and Lucas Cranach the Elder. The nineteenth century is extensively represented by Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Monet, and Renoir. A special accent on Swiss painters is set with works by Füssli, Böcklin, and Hodler. From the classic modern era, particular importance is placed on Cubist, German Expressionist, and American works of art. The publication also features extremely important key works by artists such as Picasso, Léger, Chagall, and Giacometti. Post-1960 works in the collection include pieces by Beuys, Warhol, and Judd. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2756-3, French edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2758-7)