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Art History: Second Edition

Stokstad, Marilyn

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ISBN 10: 0810906104 / ISBN 13: 9780810906105
Published by Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 2001
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Two hardcover volumes in slipcase in publisher's original unopened shrinkwrap. Second edition (2001). Books are in fine, gift-giving condition, new and unread. Authoritative history of art from cave paintings to late 20th-century works. One of the outstanding reference works in the field. Quarto. 1248 pages. Heavy--about eleven pounds; will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S. Bookseller Inventory # 85513

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Title: Art History: Second Edition

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, New Jersey

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: Second Edition.

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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"


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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