Art: The Whole Story (Paperback)
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Art: The Whole Story (Paperback)

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Paperback 576 Pages
Published: 04/10/2018
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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.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500294468
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1760 g
Dimensions: 245 x 172 mm
Edition: Revised

'The perfect present for someone preparing for an art-history course at university' - Sunday Times
'A comprehensive, if concise, history of world art in a hefty but manageable tome' - RA Magazine
'Perfectly designed as a one-stop reference guide: one to dip in and out of ... indispensable' - Artists & Illustrators
'This is something of a corker' - The Artist
'A great introduction to [art history] for older kids ... Spirited and accessible' - ARTnews

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Of the thousands of book published this year, this one made me sit down in a comfortable chair and lose myself for an entire afternoon and evening. Art is such a personal medium to enjoy and divides people like hardly... More

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