The Impossible Museum


    Art Sale


    History of art & design

    The Impossible Museum

    The Best Art You'll Never See

    Celine Delavaux

    Prestel 2012

    Hardback 192pp Illustrated 259x209mm

    9783791347158   Product Code: 18102

    'The history of art is full of ghosts', writes Celine Delavaux and here she presents an 'imaginary museum' of works that have disappeared or been transformed, destroyed, hidden or stolen. Among the 40 lost works of art brought back to life in text and pictures are Leonardo da Vinci's Leda and the Swan, now known only through copies; the lost Romanov jewels; Klimt's Philosophy, burned by the Nazis; and the Buddhas of Bamiyan, blown up by the Taliban in 2001.

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