From cave paintings to computer art, classical temples to postmodern office buildings, Art: A World History is an up-to-the-minute, in-depth guide to the world's art and architecture. Each of the chapters presents a comprehensive account of a particular period of world art with detailed timelines as visual reference guides. Art: A World History enables you to look at a work of art, understand its construction, and distinguish between different techniques, styles, and critical viewpoints. If you own only one book on the history of art - this should be the one. Over 2,000 color illustrations .Glossary of terms .Guide to the world's museums.