A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694513
Category: Art
Page: 936
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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

Mirror of the World

A New History of Art
Author: Julian Bell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500287545
Category: Art
Page: 496
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Traces the evolution of art throughout numerous cultures to offer insight into how regional and historical factors shaped aesthetic development, in a global survey that draws connections between different locations and cultures while citing famous and lesser-known landmarks.


A World History
Author: Georgio Taboreli
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789423825
Category: Art
Page: 720
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From cave paintings and computer art to classical temples and postmodern office buildings, a comprehensive guide to art and architecture from around the world features accounts of different periods of world art, with timelines to assist in comprehending various styles, techniques, and forms. 30,000 first printing.

Art in Time

A World History of Styles and Movements
Author: The Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714867373
Category: Art
Page: 368
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Art in Time is the first book to embed art movements within the larger context of politics and history. Global in scope and featuring an innovative present‐to‐past arrangement, the book’s accessible text looks back on the most significant art styles and movements, from the present day to antiquity. Pages of historical photographs, documents, newspaper headlines, and other ephemera evoke the times in which styles and movements arose. The book opens with The Information Age (Internet Art, Neo‐Expressionaism, Arte Povera) and closes with The Classical Age (Roman wall painting, Hellenistic Greek style), covering everything from Photorealism, Art Brut, Ukiyo‐e, and Byzantine style in between. An integrated timeline provides a linear thread throughout the book, while succinct, authoritative text illuminates key points.

Essential art

the history of Western art
Author: G. Buehler,Elke Linda Buchholz
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Art
Page: 511
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A World Art History and Its Objects

Author: David Carrier
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271036060
Category: Art
Page: 200
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Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition? Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric? In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art historian, does not attempt to write a world art history himself. Rather, he asks the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written—or whether it is even possible to do so. He also engages the political and moral issues raised by the idea of a multicultural art history. Focusing on a consideration of intersecting artistic traditions, Carrier negotiates the way meaning and understanding shift or are altered when a visual object from one culture, for example, is inserted into the visual tradition of another culture. A World Art History and Its Objects proposes the use of temporal narrative as a way to begin to understand a multicultural art history.

A World History of Architecture

Author: Marian Moffett,Michael W. Fazio,Lawrence Wodehouse
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856693714
Category: Architecture
Page: 592
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The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

The Visual Arts

A History
Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 960
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For one/two semester undergraduate Art History survey courses. Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new edition is an authoritative, balanced, and enlightened account of the history of art. It presents art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas-spanning from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to the most controversial art forms of today. The text is beautifully and generously illustrated with over 1400 superb photographs, including architectural plans and color maps.

History of Art

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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A World History of Photography

Author: Naomi Rosenblum
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789209375
Category: Photography
Page: 712
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Traces photographic history both topically and chronologically, profiles key masters, explains terms and processes, and features the landmarks in the development of photography.

A Brief History of Art

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère
Publisher: JG Press
ISBN: 9781844514458
Category: Art
Page: 384
View: 9833

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"The World's Greatest Art" series has been hugely successful on the back of the best-selling bigger book "The World's Greatest Art". Now, to fit in with the series as a whole we've introduced this "Brief History of Art" which covers popular art from 1200.

The History of Loot and Stolen Art

from Antiquity until the Present Day
Author: Ivan Lindsay
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1906509565
Category: Art
Page: 665
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The author of this enthralling book aims to present a well-illustrated and documented alternative history of the Western World through graphic accounts of looting and art theft from the time of Sargon, ruler of Syria in 721 BC, to the present day. Almost all the principal players included appear on the stage of World history and many of them are known as conquerors, confiscators (the old-fashioned word for looters) and ruthless administrators of the regions they created as a result of their conquests. Featured here are emperors, kings, queens, popes, adventurers, explorers and those whose energies and expertise supported the greed and acquisitive ambitions of their masters. The different motivation of the greatest looters in history is a recurrent theme which is examined throughout.

Art That Changed the World

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465421203
Category: Art
Page: 400
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Art That Changed the World is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals the creative impulse behind every major art movement, from the Renaissance to Surrealism and abstract to pop art, with a visual timeline to show famous paintings and key events. Turning-point paintings that triggered movements are identified and explained as well as the influences behind the famous artworks such as technical advances, admired techniques of earlier artists, and changes in society. You'll learn why Boudin's Beach Scene inspired the impressionist movement and why Monet's Grainstacks defined it. Vivid images of artistic masterpieces from each style and a glossary of terms make this an indispensable work of reference. Covering the evolution of each major art genre as well as featuring the famous paintings that ignited new artistic movements, Art That Changed the World presents the history of art in a visually stunning way, that is perfect for art-lovers, exhibition-goers and anyone who appreciates great art.

Art History For Dummies

Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051165
Category: Art
Page: 432
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Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.

Art in World History

Author: Mary Hollingsworth
Publisher: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 9788809034747
Category: Art
Page: 507
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Covers world art from paleolithic times to the 20th century.

A World of Art

Author: Henry M. Sayre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780130474803
Category: Art
Page: 549
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Accompanying CD-ROM contains "Interactive exercises" that allow users to experiment with basic design concepts and principles, "Video demonstrations" showing studio artists creating works of art in different media, and a "Flash card gallery" to help users to develop their visual memories and to learn basic facts about 100 works of art.

A Little History of the World

Illustrated Edition
Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300213972
Category: History
Page: 304
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E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.