Art: A Visual History

Author(s): Robert Cumming

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Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.

How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all -- painting, sculpture, great artists, styles, and schools -- and will help you answer the question, "What makes great art?"

Art: A Visual History includes:

- More than 650 artists and all the major schools and movements, all arranged chronologically.
- Close-up focus on 22 masterpieces, from Ancient Greek sculpture to 1960s Pop Art.
- Well-known icons along with lesser-known gems -- carefully chosen to illuminate the points made in the text.
- Features on major schools and movements to explore and explain their stylistic trademarks, characteristics, and favored subjects.

Art: A Visual History is a knowledgeable, thought-provoking, and accessible tour of the creators of Western art.

Product Information

Robert Cumming is a bestselling writer and art critic, and was formerly Chairman of Christie's Education. He is also a lecturer, exhibition curator, and broadcaster. His previous books include Annotated Art and Great Artists.

General Fields

  • : 9780241186107
  • : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
  • : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
  • : 1.655
  • : September 2015
  • : 233mm X 195mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Cumming
  • : Hardback
  • : 915
  • : English
  • : 700
  • : 416