1001 Paintings 2011: You Must See Before You Die

1001 Paintings 2011: You Must See Before You Die

Paperback Cassell Illustrated

Edited by Stephen Farthing

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  • Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
  • Format: Paperback | 960 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 206mm x 60mm | 1,878g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844037045
  • ISBN 13: 9781844037049
  • Illustrations note: 800
  • Sales rank: 86,085

Product description

From ancient Egyptian wallpaintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. This newly updated and revised edition improves upon previous editions by featuring:- Larger images throughout- Unparalleled readability of text- Clean, elegant titlesEntertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting - an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. The paintings are listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work. 1001 Paintings is a collector's must for the bookshelf.

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Author information

Stephen Farthing is a painter and the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor in Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. In 1990, he was elected Master of the Ruskin School of Drawing at the University of Oxford, and a Professional Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 1998, he was elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He originally studied at St. Martin's School of Art, London, gaining an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. He has been teaching fine arts since 1977 and his paintings are exhibited in galleries throughout the world.

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; Title Index; Pre-1400; 1400s; 1500s; 1600s; 1700s; 1800s; 1900s; 2000s; Glossary; Artist Index; Contributors; Picture Credits; Acknowledgments.