The Visual Arts: A History / Edition 7

The Visual Arts: A History / Edition 7

by Hugh Honour, John Fleming
     
 

The Visual Arts is recognized as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art available in one volume. Now completely revised, it's more comprehensive and compelling than ever. Authors Honour and Fleming take readers from prehistory to Post-Modernism, exploring all the familiar movements and masterworks but also delving into non-Western traditions,See more details below

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The Visual Arts is recognized as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art available in one volume. Now completely revised, it's more comprehensive and compelling than ever. Authors Honour and Fleming take readers from prehistory to Post-Modernism, exploring all the familiar movements and masterworks but also delving into non-Western traditions, architecture, and the decorative arts. The incisive text (incorporating new research and discoveries), more than 1,350 illustrations (nearly 20% new), maps (all redrawn), time charts (all redesigned), and sidebars (including the new "Concepts" and "Urban Development") make this an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to understand art in context

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131551145
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/30/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.56(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Picture credits
Preface
Introduction
1Before history4
2The early civilizations20
3Developments across the continents59
4The Greeks and their neighbours95
5Hellenistic and Roman art141
6Buddhism and Far Eastern art192
7Early Christian and Byzantine art264
8Early Islamic art309
9Medieval Christendom332
10The fifteenth century in Europe388
11The sixteenth century in Europe430
12The Americas, Africa and Asia476
13The seventeenth century in Europe530
14Enlightenment and liberty570
15Romanticism to Realism598
16Eastern traditions643
17Impressionism to Post-Impressionism656
18Indigenous arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania689
19Art from 1900 to 1919716
20Between the two world wars745
21Post-war to Post-Modern775
22Towards the third millennium803
Glossary828
For further reading841
Index848

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