The A-Z of Art: The World's Greatest Artists and Their Works

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This indispensable, popular art book provides a comprehensive guide to 386 of the world's best known artists from medieval times to the present day. Arranged in alphabetical order by artist, each spread contains important biographical details alongside a full-colour illustration of one of the artist's best-known works. In providing an international look at the world of art, this book gives a unique insight into the glorious mix of styles and movements that make up the great traditions in Western art. Each spread reflects artistic variety and freshness, with Renaissance masterpieces rubbing shoulders with cool neo-classicism, or fiery Romantic brilliance nestling next to a tranquil Impressionist scene or a striking contemporary portrait. The A-Z of Art, with its informed commentary and fresh approach, should excite enthusiasts as well as those looking to improve their knowledge of the visual arts.

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Nicola Hodge is a contemporary artist who lives and works in London. After earning a degree in English and American Literature from the University of Kent, she went on to gain a second degree, in Fine Art and Critical Studies, from Central St Martin's College of Art. She has had a number of exhibitions, including an installation at the Schloss Ettersburg castle in Weimar, Germany. Her illustrations and cartoons have been published widely, and she is currently researching a book on contemporary women artists.   Libby Anson is an art critic and lecturer in visual studies who regularly contributes to Contemporary Art Magazine, Untitled, Artist's and Illustrator's Magazine, Women's Art Magazine, and Art Monthly.

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"... A very sharp layout..." Times Educational Supplement; "... A real enthusiasm at work in the selection of paintings and a few surprises too..." Jeanette Winterson in The Daily Telegraph"

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