A Museum in a Book? ‘The Art Museum’ at Books R Us

October 05, 2018 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

  2,700 of the world’s most important, prolific, influential artworks in the whole world – in one place. Too good to be true? No. Phaidon have created a book 10 years in the making. "With its inventive format, scholarship, and vast scope, it is unlike any other book on art ever published and will provide great knowledge and pleasure for years to come” says Phaidon Publisher Richard Schlagman.  

The Art Museum isn’t your typical museum – its trading hours are 24 hours, 365 days a year, and you can bring it with you wherever you like. It features artworks from the most significant periods of human history. Cave paintings, Egyptian sarcophagi, art by Van Gogh and a multitude of other influential artists feature throughout the books pages.

  The Numbers
  • 992 -pages
  • 823 -paintings
  • 650 -the number of collections art has been taken from
  • 450 -the number of rooms to 'walk' through each time you open it
  • 406 -sculptures
  • 244 -pieces of ceramic art
  • 60 -the number of countries you don't have to travel between to see all the artwork
  • 50 –photographs
  • 47 – installations
  • 15 –ceilings
  • 7 -the number of kilos The Art Museum weighs

The best part? You can find this book for the amazing price of $60 in Books R Us at South.Point. It usually retails at $225!  

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