The Christmas Story [Deluxe Edition]
- Publication Date: October 24, 2017
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8-7⁄8 x 10-1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419723070
- Page Count: 32
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World/All
The majestic story of Christmas, from the Annunciation to the Epiphany, has long inspired great artists. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection is particularly rich in medieval and Renaissance paintings that depict this timeless story. Gathered here are paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Hans Memling, and Gerard David, among others, sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Bible. The perfect book for the entire family, The Christmas Story is a treasure to be enjoyed year after year.
"A beautiful, sophisticated merging of art and text that could be used in church programs on Christmas Eve or as an introduction to medieval and Renaissance painting for older students."Kirkus —
About the author
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s most encyclopedic art museum. Founded in 1870, the Museum embraces more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present, in all artistic media and at the highest levels of creative excellence.