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A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Category: Art

Page: 936

View: 2030

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

View: 5711

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.

A World History of Art

Author: Luisa Becherucci

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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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

View: 9033

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.


A World History

Author: Elke Linda Buchholz,Susanne Kaeppele,Karoline Hille,Irina Stotland

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810994423

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 8638

This handy, pocket-sized volume includes 900 illustrations and takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the most spectacular works of art around the world and throughout time.

The Visual Arts

A History

Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 960

View: 2850

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.

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

View: 6648

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.


A World History

Author: Alan Macfarlane,Gerry Martin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500287

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 255

View: 2895

The role of glass in shaping the world's history, art, and scientific achievement is made plain in this fascinating study of a ubiquitous yet absolutely essential manmade substance. (History)

History of Art

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art

Page: N.A

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A Brief History of Art

Author: Camilla De la Bédoyère

Publisher: JG Press

ISBN: 9781844514458

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 6377

"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.

A World History of Photography

Author: Naomi Rosenblum

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789209375

Category: Photography

Page: 712

View: 3072

Traces photographic history both topically and chronologically, profiles key masters, explains terms and processes, and features the landmarks in the development of photography.

A World of Art

Author: Henry M. Sayre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130474803

Category: Art

Page: 549

View: 8430

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.

History of Art

A Student's Handbook

Author: Marcia Pointon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136186131

Category: Art

Page: 182

View: 9325

This fully revised edition of the History of Art: A Student's Handbook introduces students to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in studying the history of art. Marcia Pointon conveys the excitement of Art History as a multi-faceted discipline addressing all aspects of the study of media, communication and representation. She describes and analyses different methods and approaches to the discipline, explaining their history and their effects on the day-to-day learning process. She also discusses the relationship of Art History to related disciplines including film, literature, design history and anthropology. The fifth edition of this classic text includes: • information on why Art History is important and relevant in today’s world guidance on choosing a degree course case studies of careers pursued by Art History graduates advice on study skills and reading methods a bibliography and further reading detailed up to date advice on electronic resources and links to essential websites History of Art covers academic, training and vocational aspects of Art History, providing a wealth of information on the characteristics of courses available and on the relationship between Art History and the world of museums and heritage.

Art History For Dummies

Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051165

Category: Art

Page: 432

View: 5478

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.

History of Film

Author: David Parkinson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500204108

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 2291

"Traces the evolution of the moving image from the earliest shadow shows to the digital film-making of the twenty-first century"--Cover, p. [4].

A Little History of the World

Illustrated Edition

Author: E. H. Gombrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300213972

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6639

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.

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