The Visual Arts: A History (6th Edition)

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9780130487261: The Visual Arts: A History (6th Edition)

An authoritative, balanced, and enlightened account of the history of art, ranging from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to examples of the most controversial art forms of today. This book contains over 1400 superb illustrations, including color maps and architectural plans, enabling the reader to gain perspective of the global scope of this subject. Encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, this book covers painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography, as well as describing historical trends that influenced all trends in art from around the world. For those needing to gain perspective regarding the history of art in our world, including art gallery owners, art collectors, and those entering the field of graphic design and art production.

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Substantially enlarged and completely revised, this highly-regarded classic interpretive art survey covers the visual arts -- i.e., painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, photography, and mixed media -- world-wide -- from prehistory to 1990.

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"A delight to read . . . that makes us all just that much more alive and alert" -- John Russell, New York Times

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