The Timeline Book of the Arts

The Timeline Book of the Arts

by Melinda Corey
     
 
When did Michelangelo take his brush to the Sistine Chapel? When did the first pyramid grace the Egyptian desert? Who were the subjects of Shakespeare's love sonnets? When did Bach complete his baroque masterpiece, the "Brandenburg Concertos"? When and why did New York City's Broadway become known as "The Great White Way"? What year did the blockbuster Star Wars

Overview

When did Michelangelo take his brush to the Sistine Chapel? When did the first pyramid grace the Egyptian desert? Who were the subjects of Shakespeare's love sonnets? When did Bach complete his baroque masterpiece, the "Brandenburg Concertos"? When and why did New York City's Broadway become known as "The Great White Way"? What year did the blockbuster Star Wars splash onto movie screens? The Timeline Book Of The Arts answers these and thousands of other intriguing questions, pinpointing the time of each artistic milestone, describing its significance, and relating it to other creative events throughout the ages. Fun and informative, The Timeline Book Of The Arts makes the history of the arts totally accessible to all readers.
— Thousands of chronological entries documenting techniques, personalities, ideas, and disputes, and how they influenced the evolution of the arts
— Fascinating quotations and lively sidebars capturing the human side of the arts — the humor, wit, politics, and passion
— Comprehensive coverage of the developments in all major artistic fields, including architecture, sculpture, painting, music, literature, photography, dance, drama, graphics and design, film, television, and radio
— Vivid photographs illustrating great masterpieces and creative turning points in the history of art

From the first primitive engravings carved in stone 45,000 years ago to the last moving images of the hit movie Schindler's List, The Timeline Book Of The Arts chronicles the world's major works of art and the creative genius behind them.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A year-by-year listing of events in the areas of architecture, dance, decorative arts, drama, film, graphic arts, literature, music, painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, and television and radio--from the first cave paintings through 1994. Handy as a browse and a reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345382641
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.73(d)

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