Essential Guide, Revised Edition 2013

5Average rating: 5 stars (2 reviews)

This revised and expanded edition of the Essential Guide features 330 works of art, over fifty of them new additions to the book. The entries represent some of the finest pieces from—and were selected with the assistance of—the museum’s eleven curatorial departments: African Art and Indian Art of the Americas, American Art, Ancient and Byzantine Art, Architecture and Design, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, European Decorative Arts, Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture, Photography, Prints and Drawings, and Textiles. Each work is reproduced in full color and discussed in a brief and lively entry. This convenient volume offers the reader a generous sampling of the celebrated works of one of the country’s most highly esteemed museums.

352 pages with 330 color illustrations. Softcover.

 6" x 9".

19.95 USD $19.95   ($17.95 Members)

Item #136634  (in stock)

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  1. from Fond du lac, WI:
    • 5
    • Jul 10, 2014

    Purchased this after my visit to the Chicago Art Institute in early June. The comprehensive guide provided an excellent review of the many beautiful art objects that I experienced while creating a desire to return.

  2. from Grove City, PA:
    • 5
    • Sep 8, 2013

    This updated guidebook is much appreciated. As with the older edition, the illustrations of artworks are superb and the written comments on each are thought-provoking. The guide is well worth its modest cost and will make your visits to the Institute much more rewarding. Or you can enjoy highlights from the collection from your armchair at home. I highly recommend this book!

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