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Atlas of Western Art History: Artists, Sites, and Movements from Ancient Greece to the Modern Ageby John Steer
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Arranged chronologically and grouped by period and artistic style, this atlas presents 150 maps that portray such information as the spread of artistic styles throughout history; sites of temples, monuments, cathedrals, palaces, and villas; travels of artists in Europe during the Renaissance, the 18th century, and the World Wars; the influence of Byzantine and Islamic art; city planning from ancient Rome to the 20th century; and sites of sculpting materials sources. Accompanying essays help the maps establish the historical context of artistic developments; and some 300 illustrations give a tantalizing sampling of what was being produced at various times in various places. An ambitious project, generally well-conceived and well- executed, except for the inexplicable lack of a bibliography.
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Arranged chronologically and grouped by historical period and style, this important volume provides a thoroughly new perspective on the development of Western art and architecture, from ancient times to the twentieth century.
Edited by a team of distinguished art historians, the book combines 150 highly detailed full-color maps with an absorbing and accessible text to establish the historical context of artistic developments, the rise of particular styles, the locations where individual artists worked, the sites of thousands of important works of art, and more.
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