Art: A World History

Art: A World History

Art: A World History

Art: A World History


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The history of art in the palm of your hand!

This lavishly illustrated and super-condensed history of world art is the perfect gift for any art lover. A pocket-sized book bursting with 900 illustrations, it takes the reader from the beginnings of art in prehistory to the contemporary scene.

With concise introductions devoted to every significant art movement, this volume guides readers from the caves at Lascaux to the 21st-century masters, and teaches them to easily distinguish between Mannerism and High Renaissance, the Baroque and Rococo, Surrealism and Dada.

Complete with time lines, capsule biographies of great artists, and spreads that spotlight masterworks, it's a museum's worth of looking and learning that fits effortlessly into a purse or backpack.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810994423
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.37(h) x 1.75(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Elke Buchholz, Susanne Kaeppele, Karoline Hille, and Irina Stotland are art historians, writers, and scholars who have each written articles for numerous publications and catalogues on art and culture. Buchholz, Kaeppele, and Hille live and work in Germany. Stotland lives in Maryland.
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