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Title:The Art Book
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Phaidon Press
ISBN:0714836257
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Number of Pages:515
Category:Art, Non fiction, Reference, Art history, History

The Art Book by Phaidon Press

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Art Book An A to Z guide to great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times it debunks art historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods schools visions and techniques Each artist is represented by a full page colour plate of a definitive work accompanied by explanatory and illuminating information on the image and its creator Glossaries of artistic movements and technical terms are included making this a valuable work of reference as well as a feast for the eyes By breaking with traditional classifications The Art Book presents a fresh and original approach to art an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multi faceted culture

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Covering the international nature of the modern art scene this title encompasses established iconic works of art and the classics of the future It presents artists in an alphabetical order each represented by a full page colour plate of a definitive work and an incisive text which sheds light on both image and creator, Since its birth over one and a half centuries ago photography has undergone a number of twists and turns in its progress from a practical means of documentation to an art form with its own icons heroes galleries and collectors The Photography Book brings together inspiring moving and beautiful images of famous events and people sensational landscapes historic moments ground breaking photojournalism insightful portraits sport wildlife fashion and the everyday Following the winning formula of The Art Book and The th Century Art Book The Photography Book is arranged in alphabetical order by photographer offering us a window on the last years as it takes us on a journey through familiar and strange images by great unknown and innovative photographers from around the world Each image is discussed in detail bringing it to life and offering us an understanding of this art form which plays such a large role in our everyday lives br br An accessible informative and easy to use guide The Photography Book brings together an overview of this incredibly rich and diverse medium A simple system of cross referencing offers easy access to photographers working with a similar approach or using different means to capture the same subject Glossaries of technical terms and movements and a directory of museums and galleries where photography is permanently exhibited are also included to provide a fully comprehensive volume, Years of Art presents great works of art from all periods and regions in the world arranged in chronological order for a general readership Breaking through the usual geographical and cultural boundaries of art history it celebrates the vast range of human artistry across time and space Each work is accompanied by key caption information date title place of origin style or culture medium dimensions etc and a short text providing more information and explaining the art historical context The book presents art in a way different from other art history compendia revealing the huge diversity or in many cases similarity of man s artistic achievements through time and around the globe Ordered chronologically the resulting timeline of works leads to compelling browsing surprising juxtapositions offer intellectual pleasure and a sense of wonder and discovery The selection of works from across the world arranged in the sequence in which they were made take the reader on a global and historical journey as a Chinese Shang urn stands next to a Mycenaean vase and Michelangelo s Slave is followed by a contemporaneous male sculpture from Nigeria The chronological arrangement responds to such questions as where does the earliest art appear What were artists creating in China or Africa while Rembrandt was painting self portraits in Leyden How were similar subjects equestrian themes landscapes religious scenes manipulated by artists in Aztec Mexico and Medieval Europe Although the sequence of works in the book is strictly chronological the selection of entries for an individual culture comprises an abbreviated history of the art of that people Thus while artworks from ancient Greece or the European Renaissance or pre Columbian Americas are 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, On its publication in The American Art Book immediately filled a critical gap in accessible yet authoritative surveys on American artists of the past three centuries With an A to Z format that departs from the usual emphasis on genres and time periods it offers an unparalleled overview of the most influential and best loved American artists from Colonial times to the present This book is now available in a new mini version that presents the compelling content of the original edition in a highly portable format that is both useful as a serious work of reference and fun for on the go art enthusiasts The American Art Book presents artists and their works ranging from Puritan portraits to the luminous paintings of the Hudson River School and the American Impressionists to the videos and digital works of today s most intriguing conceptual artists Its alphabetical format generates intriguing juxtapositions Jenny Holzer faces Winslow Homer and Richard Avedon sits next to Milton Avery encouraging readers to contemplate the connections between art and American history and popular culture Each artist is represented by a full page colour plate of a representative work and an informative engaging text which places the artist and the image in the context of contemporary movements and preceding traditions The book includes an easy to use glossary of artistic terms and movements and a directory of museums and public collections across the United States and around the world with important holdings in American art With its original format and fresh selections of artwork this volume offers a stimulating way to approach this rich varied subject