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
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1760 g
Dimensions: 245 x 172 mm
'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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