The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

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by Carol Strickland, John Boswell
     
 

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Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge." —Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

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Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge." —Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern

* This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated.

This second edition of Carol Strickland's The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern offers an illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to post-modern art from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media.

* Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern takes art history out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes art accessible-even at a cursory reading.

* From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from Holbein to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections covering a little more than 200 pages.

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Editorial Reviews

The second edition of Caroline Strickland's brisk, incisive history of world art is a boon for both museum enthusiasts and aspiring artists. The Annotated Mona Lisa provides an engaging, 200-page tour of art from the Paleolithic to the postmodern. An enriching introduction to a subject that can enhance a lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740768729
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
206,678
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Carol Strickland has a doctorate in American culture from the University of Michigan. She is the Christian Science Monitor's art critic and contributes feature stories on the arts to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Art and Antiques. She is the author of The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture, The Illustrated Timeline of Art History, and numerous artists' monographs. Carol lives in New York City and Long Island.

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