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    DescriptionThis is the perfect introduction to art history and the art world--rich with information and prolifically illustrated with reproductions of masterpieces from every era and from around the world. Extraordinarily compact yet richly written and extensively illustrated, this remarkable introduction to art traces the evolution of art movement by movement, throughout time and across the world. Filled with classic and iconic masterpieces as well as lesser-known marvels awaiting greater attention, it includes a thorough assessment of artists, movements, concepts, and key works. Among the distinctive features included are the timeline at the foot of each page positioning each work in time and place in relation to other masterpieces and artistic trends. Also included are boxed "focal points" exploring up-close unusual details in the work of art profiled; "artist profiles" allowing the reader to delve deeper into the life and work of key artists; and special in-depth features on related topics, such as how the cost of oil paint affected artistic choices in the Dutch Golden Age, tips on visiting a museum for the first time, or how to start an art collection. Each featured art work appears with detailed analysis explaining everything from signs and symbols in art to visual metaphors and technical innovations. Meant to be a book that can be read from beginning to end or browsed randomly, this will make a treasured gift as well as a wonderful self-indulgence.

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    From Cave Painting to Street Art- 40,000 Years of Creativity
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Stephen Farthing
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,973 g
    ISBN 13: 9780789318336
    ISBN 10: 0789318334

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC22: 709
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    DC21: 709
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A02300000
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARTAS
    LC classification: N5300 .A683 2010
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Imprint name
    Universe Publishing(NY)
    Publication date
    28 September 2010
    Author Information
    Stephen Farthing is an artist, writer, and the Rooststein Hopkins Research Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. He is the author of Universe Publishing's "1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die."
    Review quote
    "With more than 1100 colour images of world famous artworks in every style, genre and medium imaginable, this impressive book fulfils its ambitious promise to tell "the whole story." By annotating each artwork within contextual timelines, linking to parallel cultural and historical events and highlighting particular details and symbois in each image, readers can swiftly navigate and digest a huge amount of information with ease. An informative future classic." "The Bookseller" (UK)