The Visual Arts: A History

The Visual Arts: A History

by Hugh Honour, John Fleming
     
 

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For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humandkind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion—a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail. In this

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For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humandkind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion—a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail. In this Revised Seventh Edition, contemporary art historian Michael Archer has brought the account of contemporary art up to date, reflecting the latest developments that continue to shape out cultural history.

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<:st> This hefty, thoroughly illustrated single-volume history by two esteemed art historians is international in scope and comprehensive in its coverage of the visual arts, including painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography, as well as textiles, coins, pottery enamels, gold, and silver. cites this reference, which was first published in 1982. (The fifth edition was also published paperbound by Prentice Hall, and in the UK by Laurence King Publishing under the title .) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780671178
Publisher:
King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date:
08/27/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
996
Sales rank:
410,723
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.80(h) x 2.50(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Honour is one of the leading art historians of the 20th century. He is co-author with Nikolaus Pevsner and John Fleming of The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture.

John Fleming founded and edited with Hugh Honour the Pelican Style and Civilization series. He died in 2001.

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