See also:  [MOMA NY]
                  [Bill Ivins]

                  [Art History]
                  [Time Line]

Thomas Hoving

As a guide to art, as well as a guide to various collections, this is an essential work. His witty, and v. often remarks, remind one of Jacob Bronowsky's "The Ascent of Man" -- a personal view. Here is a book, that while playful, is clearly a labor of love, by one hoopy frood that knows where the real King Tut's Golden Mask is (in a vault downstairs). I flip my towel in the general direction of New York; -- pizo. His "top tens" as follows:

Top Ten Art Works

(NB: "Of Western Civilsation"; actually, I counted 15 ;) King Tut's Golden Mask The Sculptures of the Parthenon The Scythian Gold Pectoral Nicholas of Verdun's Enameld Altar Giotto's Arena Chapel Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" Michelangelo's "David" GrUnewald's Isenheim Altarpiece El Greco's "Burial of Count Orgaz" Velazquez's "Las Menias" Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son" Goya's "The Third of May, 1808" Renoir's "Luncheon on the Boating Party" Picasso's "Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon"