Synopses & Reviews
Showcasing 386 of history's most renowned painters and sculptors, this indispensible guide offers unique insight into the glorious mix of styles that form the Western art tradition from Botticelli to Warhol, from the Middle Ages to today. Arranged in alphabetical, rather than chronological, order by artist—so the Renaissance contrasts with cool Neoclassicism and rich Romantic portraits stand side-by-side with Impressionist or contemporary work—each page contains a short biography plus a sumptuous color illustration of the featured artist's most famous creation.
About the Author
Nicola Hodge is a contemporary artist who lives and works in London. After earning a degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent, she went on to gain a second degree, in Fine Art and Critical Studies, from Central St Martin's College of Art. She has had a number of exhibitions, including an installation at the Schloss Ettersburg castle in Weimar, Germany. Her illustrations and cartoons have been published widely, and she is currently researching a book on contemporary women artists. Libby Anson is an art critic and lecturer in visual studies who regularly contributes to Contemporary Art Magazine
, Artist's and Illustrator's Magazine
, Women's Art Magazine
, and Art Monthly