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Masterpieces of Western Art: A History of Art in 900 Individual Studies - Vol1 - From The Gothic to Neoclassicism

£17.99

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Masterpieces of Western Art" traces the history of painting from medieval times to the present day. But unlike conventional publications, that merely illustrate a few essentials, this work places 900 paintings taken from every era squarely in the foreground. The ten chapters each feature an introductory essay profiling the age and the achievements of the major artists, and then present selected works accompanied by searching commentaries. The reader is guided through the techniques and motifs of the artists, and familiarised with the spirit and background concerns of the age. Artist to artist, era to era, century to century, "Masterpieces of Western Art" adds up to an authoritative history - it is for browsing, too, where the reader can make new discoveries or meet old friends on every page. This imaginary museum of eight centuries of masterpieces by over 500 artists is a place to explore, to acquire a richer understanding of art - a reliable history, a handbook, as entertaining as it is instructive.

Excellent pages, a little edge and D/J wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Suckale, Robert et al
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3822889091
ISBN-13:
9783822889091
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Taschen

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Masterpieces of Western Art" traces the history of painting from medieval times to the present day. But unlike conventional publications, that merely illustrate a few essentials, this work places 900 paintings taken from every era squarely in the foreground. The ten chapters each feature an introductory essay profiling the age and the achievements of the major artists, and then present selected works accompanied by searching commentaries. The reader is guided through the techniques and motifs of the artists, and familiarised with the spirit and background concerns of the age. Artist to artist, era to era, century to century, "Masterpieces of Western Art" adds up to an authoritative history - it is for browsing, too, where the reader can make new discoveries or meet old friends on every page. This imaginary museum of eight centuries of masterpieces by over 500 artists is a place to explore, to acquire a richer understanding of art - a reliable history, a handbook, as entertaining as it is instructive.

Excellent pages, a little edge and D/J wear.

Author(s):
Suckale, Robert et al
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3822889091
ISBN-13:
9783822889091
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Taschen

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