Art: A Visual History

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ISBN: 9780241186107 Author: Cumming, Robert Publisher: DORLING KINDERSLEY, Dorling Kindersley Ltd Publication Date: 26th August 2015 Imprint: Dorling Kindersley Limited Cover: Hardback Dewey: 709 (edition:23) Pages: 416 Language: English Edition: Revised Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

This illustrated book offers a comprehensive guide to western artists, themes, paintings, techniques and stories. Packed full of large, full-colour images of iconic works and lesser-known gems, ‘Art’ covers over 650 fifty artists, providing an expansive view of art history. Covering every era, from early art in 3000BCE to contemporary work, with chronological features on the major schools and movements and close-up critical appraisals of 22 masterpieces, this book is a broad but thorough introduction to art history.

This beautifully illustrated book offers a comprehensive guide to western artists, themes, paintings, techniques and stories. Packed full of large, full-colour images of iconic works and lesser-known gems, Art: A Visual History covers over six-hundred and fifty artists, providing an expansive view of art history.

Covering every era, from early art in 3000BCE to contemporary work, with chronological features on the major schools and movements and close-up critical appraisals of twenty-two masterpieces, this book is a broad but thorough introduction to art history. A firm foundation in the subject is ensured by an exhaustive glossary of art terms which reinforces technical knowledge such as an ability to identify impressionism from expressionism.

Art: A Visual History addresses the question ‘what makes great art?’ With detailed referencing, crisp reproductions and a fresh new look, this book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in art history.

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