A History of Art

This essential work of reference is an exciting introduction to classic masterpieces created over a score of centuries by the world s most innovative painters, sculptors, and artists Not merely a catalogue of works and artists, this is a true history presented in chronological order Written by the most authoritative art historians in the field, the comprehensive text revThis essential work of reference is an exciting introduction to classic masterpieces created over a score of centuries by the world s most innovative painters, sculptors, and artists Not merely a catalogue of works and artists, this is a true history presented in chronological order Written by the most authoritative art historians in the field, the comprehensive text reveals much about the culture that produced the works appearing throughout the book Gallery Studies is a special feature that compares and contrasts specific works produced within one genre or changes in the genre itself e.g The Sphinx in Ancient Egypt, Chinese Landscape Painting, Renaissance Armor, or The Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright Close Studies examines individual works as illustrative of a particular period or style Fully indexed and packed with than 1,300 illustrations, 854 in color.
A History of Art This essential work of reference is an exciting introduction to classic masterpieces created over a score of centuries by the world s most innovative painters sculptors and artists Not merely a cata

  • Title: A History of Art
  • Author: Lawrence Gowing
  • ISBN: 9781566198721
  • Page: 370
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “A History of Art”

    1. If intended primarily as a coffee table decoration, this book will suffice (although it is so ponderous and hefty that it might be better employed filling up space on a bookshelf). As a history to be read, however, one could do much better. The essays are uneven, and worst of all, the text often doesn't pair well with the illustrations. There is no cross-reference from the text to the illustrations, leaving the reader to search (often in vain) for an illustration of the work being described in t [...]

    2. For this massive tome, I have the chance to flip it through, mostly for paintings as well as for the organizational schema of the whole book. It is scholar and orderly, with exceptionally re-produced paintings and photographs. A worthy project to read it through.

    3. This is a comprehensive look at European, the art of the Americas, Asian, and other art from its beginnings to about 1990. It is an impressive collection.

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