Facts on File Encyclopedia of Art

Facts on File Encyclopedia of Art

by Lawrence Gowing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816057974

ISBN-13: 9780816057979

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

First published by Encyclopedia Britannica in 1983 as The Encyclopedia of visual art, and somewhat revised for this edition (the revisions are added onto the end of the original entries), this reference provides a solid introduction to the art history of the world from the earliest cave paintings to works of contemporary art. Each era's art and architecture is…  See more details below

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First published by Encyclopedia Britannica in 1983 as The Encyclopedia of visual art, and somewhat revised for this edition (the revisions are added onto the end of the original entries), this reference provides a solid introduction to the art history of the world from the earliest cave paintings to works of contemporary art. Each era's art and architecture is described thoroughly in the text, with a focus on the stylistic phases of each era and national style, references in some cases to scholarly discussion and controversy, and frequent formal discussion of the individual works of art depicted in the color plates. Extensive bibliographies accompany each section. The text was written mainly by British art historians, many of them well known in their fields. This is a useful and reliable resource which will be beneficial to high school and undergraduate students as well as the interested reader. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816057979
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
1040
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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