Understand Art History

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From basic questions of What is art? to style and genre timelines, this comprehensive, unpretentious guide offers readers a solid grounding in art history

For readers who want to develop their own opinions on art and hope to get more out of their visits to galleries and exhibitions, this guide provides all they need to know in order to gain confidence in their opinions. It begins by asking the fundamental question What...

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Overview


From basic questions of What is art? to style and genre timelines, this comprehensive, unpretentious guide offers readers a solid grounding in art history

For readers who want to develop their own opinions on art and hope to get more out of their visits to galleries and exhibitions, this guide provides all they need to know in order to gain confidence in their opinions. It begins by asking the fundamental question What exactly is art? before delving into the main historical approaches and interpretations, such as formalism, postmodernism, and context. The different art periods, styles, and genres are all considered in detail and illustrated with well-known examples, as are painting techniques and the way in which art is presented in museums and galleries. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444104974
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Series: Teach Yourself
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 955,323
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Grant Pooke is an art history program director at a university. Graham Whitham is an art history teacher.
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