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Stephen Farthing Richard Cork
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Art: The Whole Story

Stephen Farthing Richard Cork


Thames & Hudson

Art & Architecture


576 pages

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Written by an international team of artists, art historians and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world's most iconic artworks. Art: The Whole Story traces the development of art period by period, with the illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to conceptual art and performance art. Cultural timelines are there too, to help to the reader with historical context.

Masterpieces that epitomize each period or movement are highlighted and analysed in detail. Everything from use of colour and visual metaphors to technical innovations is explained, enabling you to interpret the meanings of world-famous masterpieces - Mughal miniatures; Japanese prints in the 19th century; the colour theories behind Seurat's remarkable La Grande Jatte; and why Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon was so shocking in its day.

Foreword by:   Richard Cork
Edited by:   Stephen Farthing
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 172mm, 
Weight:   1.730kg
ISBN:   9780500294468
ISBN 10:   0500294461
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Foreword * Introduction * 1. Prehistoric to Gothic Art * 2. 15th- and 16th-century Art * 3. 17th- and 18th-century Art * 4. 19th-century Art 5. 1900-1945 * 6. 1945-Present Day

'Perfectly designed as a one-stop reference guide: one to dip in and out of ... indispensable' - Artists & Illustrators 'A comprehensive, if concise, history of world art in a hefty but manageable tome' - RA Magazine 'The perfect present for someone preparing for an art-history course at university' - Sunday Times

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