The History of Western Art

The History of Western Art

by Peter Whitfield
The History of Western Art

The History of Western Art

by Peter Whitfield

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Overview

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities in eras utterly remote from our own? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age - religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece to the revolutionary years of the 19th and 20th centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world: a world of the imagination.

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ISBN-13: 9781843796602
Publisher: Naxos Of America
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 357 KB
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