The 12-Hour Art Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces

The 12-Hour Art Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces

by Noah Charney
The 12-Hour Art Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces

The 12-Hour Art Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces

by Noah Charney

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Overview

"Brimming with examples from across the artistic spectrum, this is the perfect primer to hook future art enthusiasts." Publishers Weekly Interested in art but feel under-informed? Curious but afraid you might not “get” it? Already a fan and wishing to immerse yourself in a fun, engaging, informative and informed read that will refresh and top up your Art History 101 and Introduction to Art courses from college? The 12-Hour Art Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces avoids the common approach of throwing hundreds of images at a reader and expecting them to learn from and memorize them all. Instead, the book will guide its readers through a brief series of masterpieces of Western art—from cave paintings to sharks in formaldehyde. This book twelve chapters teach readers about art, the art trade, and art history in a thorough (though concise) fashion. Each chapter is linked to one notable masterpiece, with references to others, giving readers a fixed, digestible number of objects that they will get to know in depth, and which they can use as a lens to understand the thousands of other, related objects that they might encounter in the future. Museums can be daunting, and art presents a strange new language, one that certainly intrigues but is often intimidating and foreign. This book, written by one of the world’s best-known art historians uses entertaining stories to break down intimidating barriers and invites readers of all ages for a one-stop immersion into art.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538156599
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/30/2022
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 120,803
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Noah Charney is an internationally best-selling author of more than a dozen books and a professor of art history specializing in art crime. His novel, The Art Thief, was a bestseller in five countries and is translated into 17 languages. His The Art of Forgery, Stealing the Mystic Lamb and Slovenology were international bestsellers. His book Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Charney is now a professor at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

Table of Contents

Dedication List of Figures Acknowledgements 1: Art is for All 2: Is It Even Art? Defining Art and the Human Need for Creativity 3: Art as Object and Technique 4: Find Crivelli’s Pickle. Saint Spotting 101, Iconography and the Covert Language of Art 5: The Isms Cheat Sheet in 30 Paintings 6: The “Complete”(ish) History of Sculpture 7: When Bad Things Happen to Good Art: Conservation, Loss and Crime 8: A Digital Light in the Forest: Hi-Tech Art History Reveals Secrets 9: What Would Freud Say? Art, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience 10: Art and Value: The Art Market, Digitalization and How to Shop for Art 11: Art History as Mystery: New Discoveries (and What Happens When the Experts Get it Wrong) 12: The Future of Art Notes on Sources About the Author

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