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Art: The Whole Story

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ART: THE WHOLE STORY

PAPERBACK by Farthing, Stephen; Cork, Richard

£19.95

ISBN
9780500294468
IMPRINT
THAMES & HUDSON LTD
 
 
EDITION
REVISED
PUBLISHER
THAMES & HUDSON LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
576 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
04 OCT 2018

DESCRIPTION

Written by an international team of artists, art historians and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world's most iconic artworks. Art: The Whole Story traces the development of art period by period, with the illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to conceptual art and performance art. Cultural timelines are there too, to help to the reader with historical context. Masterpieces that epitomize each period or movement are highlighted and analysed in detail. Everything from use of colour and visual metaphors to technical innovations is explained, enabling you to interpret the meanings of world-famous masterpieces - Mughal miniatures; Japanese prints in the 19th century; the colour theories behind Seurat's remarkable La Grande Jatte; and why Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was so shocking in its day.

CONTENTS

Foreword * Introduction * 1. Prehistoric to Gothic Art * 2. 15th- and 16th-century Art * 3. 17th- and 18th-century Art * 4. 19th-century Art 5. 1900-1945 * 6. 1945-Present Day