Synopses & Reviews
Art is often obscured behind alienating and nonsensical jargon. Introducing art in its international context, this accessible book explores core issues about how art is made, interpreted, and displayed, without any of the unnecessary terminology. Divided into themes, A Short Book About Art presents new ways of thinking about the relationship between artists and their work, as well as fresh comparisons between works of art from different periods and places. Thought-provoking and stimulating, it is the ideal companion for anyone who wants to learn about art without a dictionary in their hands.
About the Author
Dana Arnold is professor of architectural history and theory at Middlesex University in England. She is the author of Art History: A Very Short Introduction, which has been translated into 12 languages.