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Thu November 3, 2011
'The Art Museum': A Case For The Printed Book?
Robert Siegel talks to Amanda Renshaw, editorial director for Phaidon Press, about a 18-pound coffee table book called The Art Museum. Ten years in the making, spanning 3,000 years, and showcasing close to 3,000 of the world's most important and influential art works, it's a virtual art museum in a book. It features art from 650 collections worldwide. Renshaw says that in this era of e-readers, the "The Art Museum" makes a strong case for the printed book — enabling readers to browse carefully curated collections in an accessible format with reproductions larger than a computer screen, much less a Kindle.