Art: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardcover)

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By Andrew Graham Dixon, Ross King (Foreword by)
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Every house should have one! Paging through this beautiful volume can light up your mind with humanity's creative pageant, as well as inspire, elucidate and finally identify that certain half-remembered  painting (the one with the thing) that you've been trying to recall for years now...

Gary

— From ART: THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL GUIDE

Description


Experience the power of art and take a unique guided tour around 2,500 of the world's most influential paintings and sculptures.

From cave paintings to modern masterpieces, this absorbing and beautiful art book gives you unparalleled insight into the world's most iconic artworks.


Beautifully presented as a chronological catalogue, this guide helps you discover the most remarkable moments in the history of art. From the Italian Renaissance to the masters of Impressionism. This is an invaluable reference book for any art lover! 

Get to know over 7,000 famous artists through close-up analyses of their masterpieces, from Leonardo da Vinci and Picasso, to Van Gogh and Monet. This reference book will help you understand the artist's origin, influences and techniques.

Before diving into the history of art movements, you’ll be welcomed by an introductory chapter called “Looking at Art.” This chapter takes you through art vocabulary, and understanding the artist's vision.

The Ultimate Artistic Journey Across Time 

Truly comprehensive in scope, this book presents the major art movements throughout history, from classical Greek art and the Italian Renaissance, to the Pre-Raphaelites and the masters of Impressionism. Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for your bookshelf.

Journey through the most prominent artistic movements: 


   • Prehistory to 1400 CE
   • 15th and 16th centuries 
   • 17th and 18th centuries
   • 19th century
   • Early 20th century
   • 1945 onwards

Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world, the book has been edited by British art history expert and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon.

About the Author


Foreword writer: Ross King
Ross King is the award-winning author of eight books on art and architecture, including works on Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Brunelleschi, and Claude Monet. He has also published two novels and a biography of Niccolò Machiavelli. He is the coauthor, with Anja Grebe, of Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781465474759
ISBN-10: 1465474757
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 612
Language: English