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ART HISTORY: THE 1999 REVISED HARDCOVER EDITION - Rare Pristine Copy of The Revised Hardcover Edition/First Printing - ONLY COPY ONLINE

Stokstad, Marilyn (Editor) & Other Contributors

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ISBN 10: 0810906104 / ISBN 13: 9780810906105
Published by New York City, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1999
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1st Printing. 1312 pages. Published in 1999. Revised And Expanded Edition of the modern classic. Massive and ambitious history of art in two volumes. The First Edition Thus. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. A stupendous new production by Harry N. Abrams: Mustard cloth boards with titles embossed on spine, as issued. Art by various contributors throughout the ages. Edited by Marilyn Stokstad. Essays by various art expert/scholars. Special Sections on the varieties of artistic techniques. Pictorial slipcase. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ's, as issued. Presents Marilyn Stokstad's "Art History". Perhaps the best book on its subject, and the only one you will ever need for reference and reading pleasure. Traces the beginnings, evolution, and rise of the arts in all world civilizations. This is a complete and comprehensive history, covering the Western tradition as well as the cultures of the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Written by a team of experts writing about painting, sculpture, architectural designs and drawings, photographs, works in metal, ceramics, and textiles, among many other works and media, in an accessible manner. Possibly the definitive, and surely an indispensable, reference book on its rich, diverse, and fascinating subject. An absolute "must-have" title for art history book collectors. This title is a contemporary art book classic. As huge and expensively produced a set that it is, it quickly went into subsequent printings, including a Second Edition that is dated 2001. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Revised and Expanded Edition/First Printing (1999) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated on every page with photographs of sites, works, artists, and other pertinent visual aids. Hundreds of black-and-white and color reproductions and illustrations. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 0810906104. Bookseller Inventory # 2313

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"The scope and depth are unparalleled," raved Midwest Journal when Marilyn Stokstad's Art History appeared in 1995. Booklist wrote: "Stokstad's sense of the grand continuity of art through time and across oceans make this an exceptional, thoroughly enjoyable survey."

Now this landmark work, with its unique perspective on art in the context of the period in which it was created, is thoroughly revised and updated with heavily reworked sections on the Renaissance and Baroque periods and on Modern art. The exciting changes also include: a completely new design providing greater clarity in the narrative and boxed materials; larger illustrations with a greater proportion in full color; and hundreds of new pictures including recently restored artworks and monuments.

With its fine cloth binding and ribboned slipcase, this authoritative family reference on world art and culture is a luxurious and significant addition to any home library.
1,295 illustrations, 914 in full color, 1,312 pages, 85/8 x 111/2"

Review: This attractively packaged two-volume set attempts an almost impossible task: to present the art of the entire world, from vibrant cave paintings dating back 30,000 years to the creative trends of the late 20th century. Though the arts of Europe are the most thoroughly analyzed, respected scholars in several specialized fields cover other cultures with cogent essays. A more unusual feature is the space devoted to art created by women, such as the late-Renaissance painters Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana--the latter was invited in 1560 to be an official painter at the Spanish court. Relationships between the art of different cultures are emphasized and, while each section can stand alone, each is shown to fit meaningfully into the overall development of the world's artistic heritage. Beautiful images grace the production's 1,200 pages, not only well-known icons but a wealth of lesser-known gems are here, carefully chosen to demonstrate the points made in the text. There are many delightful surprises among the illustrations, many of which are in color, printed to high quality standards in Japan. For instance, line drawings explain technical details, from "Lost-wax Bronze-casting" to "Elements of the Skyscraper." A vast amount of information is presented, but it is very well organized and easy to access, and an extensive glossary answers many questions. Marilyn Stokstad's Art History is a true tour de force, and its light and humanistic approach is a refreshing change from previous encyclopedic art-historical studies. --John Stevenson

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Title: ART HISTORY: THE 1999 REVISED HARDCOVER ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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