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Neil MacGregor

Forfatter af A History of the World in 100 Objects

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Robert Neil MacGregor, OM, FSA (born on June 16, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland) is an art historian and museum director. He was the Editor of the Burlington Magazine from 1981 to 1987, the Director of the National Gallery, London, from 1987 to 2002, and was appointed Director of the British Museum in vis mere 2002. He has presented three television series on art and the radio series A History of the World in 100 Objects, which aired in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Neil MacGregor

A History of the World in 100 Objects (2010) 2,324 eksemplarer
Germany: Memories of a Nation (2014) 572 eksemplarer
Britain's Paintings (2003) 21 eksemplarer
Making Masterpieces (1997) 14 eksemplarer
The Greek Myths: Origins of the gods (2008) — Forord — 10 eksemplarer
Flood Tablet, Iraq 1 eksemplar
Standard of Ur 1 eksemplar
Jomon Pot Japan 1 eksemplar
Living and Dying 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Rosetta Stone (1999) — Forord, nogle udgaver207 eksemplarer
The Image of Christ (2000) — Introduktion — 164 eksemplarer
A New World: England's First View of America (2007) — Director's Foreword — 103 eksemplarer
Masterpieces of the British Museum (2009) — Forord — 97 eksemplarer
Holbein's Ambassadors (Making & Meaning) (1997) — Forord — 66 eksemplarer
Edvard Munch: The Frieze of Life (1974) — Forord — 63 eksemplarer
Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam (2012) — Forord — 41 eksemplarer
Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia (2013) — Forord — 26 eksemplarer
Kabuki Heroes on the Osaka Stage, 1780-1830 (2005) — Forord — 20 eksemplarer
Indigenous Australia: Enduring civilisations (2015) — Director's Foreword — 16 eksemplarer
The Begram Hoard: Indian Ivories from Afghanistan (2011) — Introduktion — 15 eksemplarer
Treasures from the World's Cultures: The British Museum after 250 Years (1991) — Forord, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
National Trust magazine, Autumn 2022 (2022) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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A wonderful, comprehensive, accessible book. 'Germany' is a relatively modern nation. Parts of the whole have found themselves in the Holy Roman Empire, the Hapsburg Empire, Saxony, Prussia...and so on. So its history is particularly rich and diverse. MacGregor examines these roots, looking at politics, monarchies, religious movements, language, writing, industry, the arts; as well as the battering, bruising history of the twentieth century. It's an illuminating, thought provoking read: a book to keep and return to.… (mere)
Margaret09 | 20 andre anmeldelser | Apr 15, 2024 |
A great nightstand book. Can't sleep, there are many short chapters but be careful this book can become addictive.
Huba.Library | 41 andre anmeldelser | Jan 31, 2024 |
Strangely, I liked his previous book (World in 100 artifacts or something) far more.
Den85 | 20 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |

A lovely book, based on a BBC Radio series of the same name, lavishly illustrated (as the radio cannot be) with photographs of art and architecture, and enriched by quotes from commentators who know what they are talking about. Some people like to simply dismiss religion as at best a distraction and at worst a force for conflict and division; MacGregor doesn’t shy away from that side of things, but he goes deep into what religious people are actually doing – symbolism, practice, history, politics. He draws some very interesting parallels between religions separated by continents and centuries.

I found it a very healthy perspective on what is and isn’t unique to each of the main strands of world belief. It’s also a surprisingly light read, despite its length and weight, perhaps because of its origin as radio scripts. Recommended.
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nwhyte | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 17, 2023 |



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