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A Brief History of Painting: 2000 BC to AD 2000 (Brief History)

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Painting moves out of the soft glow of the gallery into the fresh, sometimes revisionary light of the twenty-first century in this authoritative and engaging history of art from ancient days to modern times. Insightfully, it explores the links to tradition and the breaks with artistic heritage. With a contemporary eye it looks again at the apogees in painting's history and revisits those moments on canvas, on paper, or plaster that altered forever the direction of the art. With an extended and lively introduction by the award-winning art historian and best-selling author Matthew Collings and text by art historian Roy Bolton, this chronicle illuminates where painting has been in the past four thousand years and where it may be going in the future. Each of the book's 150 illustrations, beautifully reproduced in full color, is accompanied by terse and incisive commentary on both the subject of the painting and its artist. Each illustration, too, marks a significant point in the course of painting's history out of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Italy; through the Renaissance and seventeenth century; from Classicism to Romanticism, from Impressionism to Modernism. Comprehensive in scope yet economically written, this handsomely designed guide informs as it delights.

Synopsis:

This lavishly illustrated pocket history of painting showcases an expansive variety from cave art to Pop Art and from the Old Masters to the Neo-Impressionists.

Synopsis:

A lavishly illustrated pocket history of painting in its extraordinary. varied course from cave art to Pop Art, from the Old Masters to the Neo-Impressionists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786713882
Subtitle:
2000 BC to AD 2000
Introduction:
Collings, Matthew
Introduction:
Collings, Matthew
Author:
Bolton, Roy
Author:
Collings, Matthew
Publisher:
Running Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
ART / History/General
Subject:
History : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Brief History
Publication Date:
20041104
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color and black-and-white photos
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.25 x 6 in 22 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This lavishly illustrated pocket history of painting showcases an expansive variety from cave art to Pop Art and from the Old Masters to the Neo-Impressionists.

"Synopsis" by , A lavishly illustrated pocket history of painting in its extraordinary. varied course from cave art to Pop Art, from the Old Masters to the Neo-Impressionists.
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