The Illustrated Timeline of Art History: A Crash Course in Words & Pictures

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From cave paintings to Jeff Koons—that’s where this stunningly illustrated history of art takes you. Filled with pictures of paintings, sculptures, museum artifacts, and architectural standouts, and a cross-cultural approach that encompasses European, American, Asian, and Islamic masterpieces, it proceeds on a thrilling visual tour. Carol Strickland—author of the bestselling Annotated Mona Lisa (300,000 copies sold)—serves as guide, and delivers superb background that sets the stage for each era’s timeline, as ...
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Overview

From cave paintings to Jeff Koons—that’s where this stunningly illustrated history of art takes you. Filled with pictures of paintings, sculptures, museum artifacts, and architectural standouts, and a cross-cultural approach that encompasses European, American, Asian, and Islamic masterpieces, it proceeds on a thrilling visual tour. Carol Strickland—author of the bestselling Annotated Mona Lisa (300,000 copies sold)—serves as guide, and delivers superb background that sets the stage for each era’s timeline, as well as informative sidebars that reveal the broader implications of new styles and movements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402736032
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 861,694
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vi
Introduction     vii
How to Read this Book and Key     1
Art Starts: From the Prehistoric Era to the Middle Ages     2
Renaissance to Neoclassic Art: An Age of Discovery     28
The Nineteenth Century: Age of "Isms"     56
The Twentieth Century: Storming the Barricades     84
Photo Credits     114
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2007

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    Reading this book, I felt that I was careening through a time tunnel of man 'and woman's' thinking and feeling responses to the world through visual art, a feeling of 'whizzzzing through the world's history of art.' That is a good thing, since clearly, the book was meant for browsing, and to provide highlights in the history of art from the beginning of time to the present day, a zippy, painless way to scroll through the panoply of art history. At times, the amount of information in this small book '112 pages' can seem overwhelming. But at any point, the reader can stop and gain valuable information and insights from each thumbnail entry, in which the author explains, however briefly, in clear, comprehensible English, how and why each entry is important and significant and provides an easily followed sequence and a cultural context in each mini-discussion. Another fine feature is that through her own writing style, the author gives the reader an additional gift: a vocabulary, real language with which to talk about art. This book is a truly effective way to present and introduce art history in a meaningful format. Fran Zak, Ph.D.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Interesting and insightful

    I bought this for my 10 yr old daughter so I could educate her and myself on Art history since she has been quite interested in art and drawing. It is one of our bedtime books and is enjoyable because we can pick a page or two and learn a tremendous amount of interesting facts which has increased her interest in art.

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