Art: The Definitive Visual Guide (DK Definitive Cultural Histories)

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Art: The Definitive Visual Guide (DK Definitive Cultural Histories)

Art: The Definitive Visual Guide (DK Definitive Cultural Histories)

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Art: The Definitive Visual Guide brings a gallery of more than 2,500 of the world's finest paintings and sculptures into your home. Gain a better understanding of key artworks through detailed close-up examinations that explore and explain the artist's intentions and techniques, while picture-packed gallery pages explore common artistic themes such as landscapes, nudes and animals. But a decent amount of stuff is decent sized and there were only a few bits where it really bothered me.

The book also discusses the different Art movements that came about and dominated European- and Asian-thoughts in the processes of their paintings, such as the well known ones like Gothic; Romanesque; Renaissance, and; Baroque, and perhaps the less well known ones such as Mannerism; Fauvism; Rococo, and; Neoclassicism.

It is a spectacular book to have in rediscovering one's passion for Art, and to explore those paintings and artists that everyone "knows", but yet not actually really know.

Dedicated spreads explain how art works, for example introducing how artists use colour and composition. colour illusts, very good hardback with decorated boards (no dustwraper as issued) This is a heavy book so expect extra freight charges. If you ever just feel the need to look at art, this is the book to pick up; the photography is crisp and the art chosen is encyclopedic in its range.

He has written a number of books on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture, to contemporary art. The breadth of material is astounding, covering artists I'd never heard of in all my art history classes. The definitive visual guide to over 2,500 paintings and sculptures from around the world, from prehistory to the 21st century. It has a mostly objective approach in which each artist is respected while having a slightly contemporary tone through phrasing and word choice. With such a grandiose title I didn't expect perfection but I did expect a more in-depth treatment of global art (and a lot less typos).

Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the masters of Impressionism with a brand new edition of this classic bestseller. From Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper to Francis Bacon’s Screaming Pope , 22 key works are analyzed at full-page size in terms of composition, story, and techniques. Note to parents: As with any art book, you will want to examine this before sharing with your kids, if you are concerned about exposing your children to nudity.This is a truly magnificent art book about exploring different artists informations,timelines,variety of paintings from different artists through exploring diferent techniques . This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees. This is well worth the investment to purchase, whether to supplement your child's institutional schooling or if you are homeschooling. Andrew Graham Dixon is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television programmes in the English-speaking world. Discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and follow a timeline of the most famous works.

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