By Bonnie Young
The original number of the cloisters supplies one a feeling of mid-evil tradition via its structure and sculptures as well as miniatures and metalwork.
An illustrated journey of The Cloisters, providing hidden treasures and information of the gathering that would be ignored by way of the informal visitor.
The textual content relies totally on a variety of variants of The Cloisters: the development and the gathering of medieval paintings in fortress Tryon Park, by means of James J. Rorimer.
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