This accessible book looks at the historical and cultural contexts of art works and architecture around the world from prehistoric times to the 20th century—with detailed and informative analyses of art, artists, patrons, and techniques. Its unique chronological presentation in compact topical units offers an exceptionally easy-to-use format—with general period/style introductions followed by self-contained sections on a selected number of specific representative pieces. The global focus emphasizes the diversity and commonality of the human experience. A fully integrated, chronological history of art covers all periods, places, and arts—including extensive analyses of European art, and some American, African, Mesoamerican, and Asian art—along with thorough coverage of women artists throughout. For those who appreciate art and its history.
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In this innovative survey of art around the world, we learn that art communicates across time and history, highlighting the diversity and communality of human experience. Beautifully designed in two or four page spreads, each chapter of this book is devoted to one major period of art history and covers both western and non-western art, dynamically connecting art from disparate parts of the globe
Authoritative and substantive--yet accessible--this book looks at the historical and cultural contexts of artworks and architecture around the world from prehistoric times to the twenty-first century, with detailed and informative analyses of art, artists, patrons, and techniques.
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