The Story of Painting: How art was made (Hardback)
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The Story of Painting: How art was made (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 01/08/2019
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An original and breathtakingly beautiful perspective on how art developed through the ages, this book reveals how new materials and techniques inspired artists to create their greatest works.

The Story of Painting will completely transform your understanding and enjoyment of art. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, it follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 100 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it delves into the key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail.

Immerse yourself in the pages of this stunning book and find yourself dazzled by new colours; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. You will look at paintings in a whole new light.

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241335185
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 1534 g
Dimensions: 262 x 220 x 30 mm

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“A fascinating history of art....”

If you like art or art history, then this is the perfect book for you. It is a beautifully illustrated book telling the history of paintings from prehistoric caves to modern digital ones with different techniques,... More

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“A beautiful and enlightening guide to art”

Less a history of art told through stories of the artists themselves, and more a history of how styles, techniques and materials have evolved and over the years, from ancient cave paintings to modern digitally created... More

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“Glorious”

This is a gloriously beautiful hard covered time. Full of fascinating detail and crisp photographs it is a joy to follow the chronology of painting. It is a perfect gift if you can bear to give it away. Thankyou very... More

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