The National Gallery Visitor's Guide

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Louise Govier is MLA Museums Clore Leadership Fellow. Formerly a university lecturer in art history, and head of the Adult Learning team at the National Gallery, Dr Govier is also the author of One Hundred Great Paintings(2010) and Hogarth to Turner: British Painting (2010), as well as numerous DVDs.

The National Gallery offers users the unique chance to stroll through the story of western European art from 1250 to the beginning of the twentieth century. However, this is just one of many ways the National Gallery can be enjoyed, and these attractive and informative guides open up a whole realm of visitor experiences.

As well as 10 popular themed tours, the architecture, history and structure of the National Gallery is presented concisely, and with a varied layout that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Each of the ‘Guidebook’ tours (Family, Masterpieces, Animals, Impressionism and Beyond, Colour and Technique, Costume, Myths and Legends, The Life of Christ, Landscape and Frames) is made up of four or five paintings with brief information.

Durable and generously illustrated, the guide opens up one of the world's greatest art collections.

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Product Information

Product Code 1018536
ISBN 9781857094435
author Louise Govier
Colour illustrations 120
Format Paperback
Pages 112
published Jan 2009
publisher National Gallery Company
Dimensions 246 X 189 mm

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