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30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity Across Time and Space

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Presenting 1,000 masterworks of art in simple chronological order, this lavish follow-up to "The Art Book" offers a fresh perspective on the whole of art history, from 28,000 B.C. to the present day.

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"This enormous, extraordinary collection brings together 1000 high-quality color illustrations, showcasing the evolution of creative arts over diverse cultures from prehistoric to modern times. Arranged chronologically, each piece is given its own page and a condensed summary of its provenance, key features and cultural context. Book-ended by a ritual 'lion man' figurine from 28,000 B.C. found in a cave in southern Germany, and an as-yet-unfinished environmental sculpture by American artist James Turrell (materials: 'Extinct volcano and light'), it also contains two time-lines, one covering major movements in the 13 cultures represented (Mesopotamia, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula; Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean; Egypt and Africa; Europe; North America; Central America and the Caribbean; South America; Oceania; Japan; Korea; China; Southeast Asia; and Central Asia) and another comprised of a 28 page horizontal index that sets each piece against major world events. A 10-page glossary and comprehensive index completes this invaluable resource. Ably capturing the ancient and insuppressible creative drive of the human spirit and the sweep of history, this is a book art-lovers and cultural anthropologists-scholars and laypeople alike-are guaranteed to cherish." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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ISBN:
9780714847894
Author:
Editors Of Phaidon Press
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Editor:
Editors, Of Phaidon Press
Author:
Editors, Of Phaidon
Author:
Editors of Phaidon Press
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
History
Subject:
Art history
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1063
Dimensions:
12.00x12.00x3.00 in. 1.30 lbs.

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Product details 1063 pages Phaidon Press - English 9780714847894 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This enormous, extraordinary collection brings together 1000 high-quality color illustrations, showcasing the evolution of creative arts over diverse cultures from prehistoric to modern times. Arranged chronologically, each piece is given its own page and a condensed summary of its provenance, key features and cultural context. Book-ended by a ritual 'lion man' figurine from 28,000 B.C. found in a cave in southern Germany, and an as-yet-unfinished environmental sculpture by American artist James Turrell (materials: 'Extinct volcano and light'), it also contains two time-lines, one covering major movements in the 13 cultures represented (Mesopotamia, Iran and the Arabian Peninsula; Anatolia and the Eastern Mediterranean; Egypt and Africa; Europe; North America; Central America and the Caribbean; South America; Oceania; Japan; Korea; China; Southeast Asia; and Central Asia) and another comprised of a 28 page horizontal index that sets each piece against major world events. A 10-page glossary and comprehensive index completes this invaluable resource. Ably capturing the ancient and insuppressible creative drive of the human spirit and the sweep of history, this is a book art-lovers and cultural anthropologists-scholars and laypeople alike-are guaranteed to cherish." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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