Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Vast Museum That You Can Carry

You may think that guidebooks put out by museums to highlight their most prized possessions should be on the endangered list Along with the Encylopaedia Britannica. Maybe not. Consider a new one for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Equipped with a soft but durable cover and about the dimensions of a middleweight novel, “The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide” (distributed by Yale University Press, $24.95) displays in 449 pages images and brief descriptions of 600 of the Met’s nearly two million works. 
Read more here at the New York Times.

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