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The History of Art in Pictures: Western Art from Prehistory to the Present
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The History of Art in Pictures: Western Art from Prehistory to the Present

by Gilles Plazy, Jean Lacouture (Preface by)
 
This stunning book is for art lovers - whether frequent visitors to museums and art galleries or the merely curious - who want to educate themselves more deeply about Western art and its evolution, from prehistory to today.

In authoritative prose accompanied by breathtaking four-color reproductions, The History of Art in Pictures offers a comprehensive

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This stunning book is for art lovers - whether frequent visitors to museums and art galleries or the merely curious - who want to educate themselves more deeply about Western art and its evolution, from prehistory to today.

In authoritative prose accompanied by breathtaking four-color reproductions, The History of Art in Pictures offers a comprehensive selection - including painting, sculpture, and architecture - of the indisputable masterpieces of the Western tradition.

The structure of this lavish book is simple: a double-page spread introduces each major step in the evolution of Western art, followed by numerous color reproductions of artwork from that era, each of which is accompanied by a brief caption. A selection of dates, running along the top of each page, reflects memorable events from the relevant time period, including scientific discoveries, great achievements in literature, and political and social milestones.

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Art critic Plazy presents a beautifully illustrated brief history of Western sculpture, painting, and architecture and their evolution from prehistory to the present. Each step is introduced by two pages of text, followed by several color reproductions of artwork from that era (each accompanied by a brief caption). A timeline across the tops of the pages states important events including scientific discoveries, achievements in literature, and important political and social facts. Oversize: 9.5x12.5<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780760760178
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 12.26(h) x 0.43(d)

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