REA’s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Art History highlights the history of art, from the Ancient World to the Twentieth Century. It includes illustrations and photos of Egyptian architecture, Greek sculpture, and Renaissance paintings and sculpture. This book explains the different art movements such as Baroque and Neoclassicism, and describes the kinds of materials that were used to create the various works. This book is an ideal study aid for students who must familiarize themselves with major works of art, how they were created, and the affect they had on world history.