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Sister Wendys Story of Painting

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ISBN13: 9781564586155
ISBN10: 1564586154
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Not since Gombrich's Story of Art has a popular guide to painting been so accessible and influential. This stunning guide to 800 years of Western art moves effortlessly from Byzantium to Bauhaus via 750 full-color photographs and illustrations, and Sister Wendy's benchmark style: informative, conversational, engaging. Movements are highlighted, as are individual artists, and the various techniques they use as masters are brilliantly exposed.

Book News Annotation:

Chronicles the history of Western painting over the past 800 years, covering periods and styles such as Gothic, Renaissance, Romanticism Impressionism, and Modernism. Includes color reproductions of some 450 masterpieces, plus 200 supporting photos, drawings, and documents.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Sister Wendy Beckett is a member of the Notre Dame order, a teaching order of nuns. She studied for her degree in English at St. Anne's College, Oxford where she graduated with highest honors. After teaching in South Africa, she returned to England in 1970 to live a fully contemplative life under the protection of a Carmelite monastery in Norfolk, where she lives in seclusion to this day. A lifelong art lover and recognized art historian, Sister Wendy began serious study of the subject in 1980. She writes for many art magazines and her wildly popular BBC television series, Sister Wendy's Odyssey, Sister Wendy's Grand Tour, and Sister Wendy's Story of Painting are seen on PBS.

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Gold Gato, July 3, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
I love this book! Sister Wendy Beckett's enthusiasm explodes off the page so that I, too, started believing her explanations of the 450 masterpieces. The book is meant for Art Dumbquats like me, presented with large plates, historical asides, and the Sister's love of art. Perhaps for those with greater intellectual aptitude, this may not be their cuppa tea. But for the simpletons who can't understand the fuss about a Jackson Pollock thingy (raising my hand), this is the perfect coffee table book. It even makes the coffee table look better. Besides, now when I sit my exhausted self down in one of the innumerable museums of the world, I can actually focus on the pictures and not just my tired tootsies.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781564586155
Contribution:
Wright, Patricia
With:
National Gallery of Art
Author:
Beckett, Wendy
Publisher:
DK ADULT
Location:
London ;
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Painting, european
Subject:
Painting, american
Subject:
Art, Architecture & Photography
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Millennium Clas
Publication Date:
19970315
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
11.23x8.93x1.34 in. 4.12 lbs.

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