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
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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.From the Publisher:
Featuring an easy-to-use format -- with general period/style introductions followed by self-contained sections on a limited number of specific representative artistic works -- this introduction to art history emphasizes the historical and cultural contexts which help explain the works.
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