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30,000 Years of Art

mini format - includes 600 of the world's greatest works

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25 January 2019
Art & Architecture; The Arts: General & Reference; History of Art & Design Styles
Following on from Phaidon's bestselling The Art Book, published in 1994, 30,000 Years of Art was conceived by Phaidon editors as a companion volume. First published in 2007, the book offered an original and accessible way of looking at art and the story of human creativity.

Great works from all periods and regions are arranged in chronological order in a book designed for a general readership. The resulting timeline leads to compelling browsing: surprising juxtapositions offer intellectual pleasure and a sense of wonder and discovery. Each work is presented with key caption information and a short text providing an accessible critical review, explaining its contribution to the development of the history of art.

Celebrating the vast range of human artistry, the book presents art in a way different from other art history compendia, revealing the huge diversity, or in many cases similarity, of artistic achievements around the globe. Moreover, the selection of entries for an individual culture will comprise an abbreviated history of the art of that people. Thus, while artworks from ancient Greece or the European Renaissance or pre-Columbian Americas will be interspersed with contemporaneous works created in Africa, India or Japan, an extraction of the Greek or Renaissance or American works could stand alone as an essential abridgement of the finest art of that period or culture.

An illustrated timeline, full index and extensive glossary of schools and movements make 30,000 Years of Art, an indispensable volume in any art library.
By:   Phaidon Editors
Imprint:   Phaidon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 180mm,  Spine: 46mm
ISBN:   9780714877297
ISBN 10:   0714877298
Pages:   640
Publication Date:   25 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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Reviews for 30,000 Years of Art: The Story of Human Creativity across Time and Space (mini format - includes 600 of the world's greatest works)

A celebration of art-making.A new edition brings the story of the world's art even further up to date. --Wall Street Journal A scintillating overview of art history... An indispensable companion for art and culture lovers. --The Arts Society magazine

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