Synopses & Reviews
Spanning the history of art from the 13th century to the present, this book features 1000 paintings that are internationally recognised as works of genius and beloved cultural treasures. It is an artistic, cultural and educational resource as well as an essential tourist guide that will make readers want to visit the museums that house the various masterpieces.These are the most admired and significant paintings from around the world and will surely delight both the general public and art specialists.
About the Author
Charles has published many different works and is a regular contributor to an international guide to contemporary art.Joseph Manca is a teacher and the director of the Art History Department at Rice University. He has a PhD from Columbia University and worked previously at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. A specialist in Italian Renaissance, Joseph Manca has published numerous works on this period, particularly northern Italian art of the fifteenth century.Megan McShane is an art historian who received her Ph.D. from Emory University. Specializing in avant-garde European art during the Great Wars, she was a Violence Studies Fellow at Emory, where she received the President's writing award for research on women's issues. She further developed her interest in artists under Vichy at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C. last year.Wigal holds degrees in music, adult education, and liturgical theology, all of which he has taught at universities, along with Gregorian chant and film education. He also has certification from the Institute for Spiritual Theology and from the University of the City of New York.