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    DescriptionThe Art Book is the first ever fully-illustrated art dictionary. It presents an abundance of famous, varied and colourful images by 500 of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the present day. Arranged in alphabetical order by artist, it is amazingly easy to use. With one full page, representative image per artist and an informative text that discusses the work in detail as well as offering information about its creator, The Art Book is both educational and fun. Presenting an entirely fresh way of looking at art, this book is an invaluable resource for reference and inspiration in every home, school, library or studio. Ideal for anyone new to art, it also serves as a visual sourcebook for teachers and designers, and will be a constant source of stimulus and delight for anyone wishing to look at art in a new light. Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, The Art Book has been an outstanding success and become a universally acclaimed landmark in the world of art. Now published in over 20 different languages and also in mini, midi and hardback formats, it has received rave reviews from countless newspapers and magazines and has made many appearances on the bestseller lists. Complemented by The 20th Century Art Book and The American Art Book, its unique approach brings art to life, in all its magnificent diversity. An A-Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques.

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    The Art Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Phaidon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 516
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 162 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714836256
    ISBN 10: 0714836257

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: YNA
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: YRG, AFC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 709.22
    DC22: 709
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: AFK
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000, ART025000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: N5301.A78, N33 .A575 1996
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: GBC, YNA, AGA, AFC, YRG, AFK
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    500 colour and b&w illustrations, glossaries, directory
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    17 April 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    This compilation draws together the research and works of a broad selection of curators, critics, artists and academics.
    Review quote
    'An anthology crackling with visual energy' The Times '..as close to perfection as you'll get.' The Bookseller 'Beautifully designed...revolutionary...a perfect present' Good Book Guide 'Big, fun, well designed' Wall Street Journal 'A great resource' The Washingtonian 'Innovative' Chicago Sun Times 'As a visual source book, its first class and gives you a quick tour of art history without necessarily leaving your chair. If art is a new interest, it's a great place to start but it will also be welcomed by regular gallery goers and students of art history.' Brisbane News
    Review text
    Condensed version of the phenomenally successful visual dictionary of art, beautifully designed, with 500 colour illustrations featuring representative work of 500 major artists. It presents a fresh perspective for those new to the study of art. (Kirkus UK)