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The Story of Art
E. H. Gombrich - 1995-04-09 (first published in 1950)
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This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art, from the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists from the modern period have been introduced. They are: Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, de Chirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi. A sequence of new endings have been added, and the captions are n...
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Gardner's Art Through the Ages
The Western Perspective, Volume I and Volume II
Fred S. Kleiner - 2016-01-01
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The most widely read and respected history of art and architecture in the English language for over 85 years, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE presents an engaging approach that discusses the most significant artworks and monuments in their full historical and cultural contexts. In addition, a highly comprehensive and integra...
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The Collins Big Book of Art
From Cave Art to Pop Art
David G. Wilkins - 2005-11-01
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The one book your family needs to understand the world of art. A beautiful, unusual and engaging compendium of art history, providing an accessible entree into the world of art for everyone, regardless of their experience.From cave paintings to the Renaissance, Impressionism to Pop Art, The Collins Big Book of Art takes you on a journey through the...
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Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary
Nigel Ritchie - 2008-10-20
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From how to look at works by great masters to explaining key movements, styles, and techniques, this monumental book is the quintessential visual guide to more than 2,500 of the world's most revered paintings and sculptures.DK...
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A Visual History
Robert Cumming - 2015-09-01
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Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all — painting, sculpture, great artists, styles, and schools — and will help you answer the...
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Classical Art
From Greece to Rome (Oxford History of Art)
Mary Beard - 2001-07-18
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The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome. Generals, rulers, and artists seized, imitated, and re-thought the stunning legacy of Greek pa...
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Art That Changed the World
Transformative Art Movements and the Paintings That Inspired Them
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"Art That Changed the World" tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.Each section features a lavish double-page image of an influential painting that defines each artistic style. Semi...
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50 Artists You Should Know
Thomas Koester - 2016-03-15 (first published in 2006)
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Now available in an updated edition, this attractive, useful, and entertaining collection of great artists and great art is a course in art history for readers of all ages. This bestselling reference guide profiles 50 major artists alongside their representative works. The entries are presented in an eye-catching format that features superb illustr...
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Lives of the Artists
Giorgio Vasari - 2007-12-31 (first published in 1550)
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Packed with facts, attributions, and entertaining anecdotes about his contemporaries, Vasari's collection of biographical accounts also presents a highly influential theory of the development of Renaissance art.Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto, who represent the infancy of art, Vasari considers the period of youthful vigour, shaped by Donatello, B...
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Women in Art
50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science)
Rachel Ignotofsky - 2019-09-10
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Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists--from the 11th century to today--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts--from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Kee...
Abstract Art by Pepe Karmel
Women, Art, and Society by Whitney Chadwick
Art in Theory 1900 - 2000 by Charles Harrison
The Power Of Art by Simon Schama
The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia StClair
Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot
Art History Portables Book 2 by Marilyn Stokstad
Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
The Art Museum by Phaidon Press
Art by Elke Linda Buchholz
History of Modern Art Volume I by H. H. Arnason
The Art Book for Children by Editors of Phaidon Press
The Annotated Mona Lisa by Carol Strickland
The Story of Paintings by Mick Manning
Styles, Schools and Movements by Amy Dempsey
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone
Suzette and the Puppy by Joan Sweeney
Letters of Vincent van Gogh by Mark Roskill
Broad Strokes by Bridget Quinn
Gardner's Art Through the Ages by Kleiner
A History of Pictures by David Hockney, Martin Gayford
What Great Paintings Say by Rainer & Rose-Marie Hagen
My Name Is Georgia by Jeanette Winter
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A History of Art in 21 Cats by Nia Gould
AP Art History with Online Tests by John B. Nici M. A.
The Insider's Complete Guide AP Art History by Larry Krieger
The Visual Arts by Hugh Honour
The Private Lives of the Impressionists by Sue Roe
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Brunelleschi's Dome by Ross King
Me, Frida by Amy Novesky
The Last Nude by Ellis Avery
The Judgment of Paris by Ross King
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Elena, Cavallo Favilli
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil Macgregor
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
The Dot by Peter H Reynolds
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz
Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Life in the English Country House by Mark Girouard
1493 by Charles C. Mann
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Melanie Trede
Rick Steves' Europe 101 by Rick Steves
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson
Frida by Jonah Winter
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel
Design as Art by Bruno Munari
Modern Architecture Since 1900 by William J. R. Curtis
Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock
Men to Avoid in Art and Life by Nicole Tersigni
Interaction of Color by Josef Albers
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The Story of Film by Mark Cousins
Colours by Inc Pantone by Inc Pantone
The Gay Revolution by Lillian Faderman
Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky
Art as Therapy by Alain Botton
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown
World History Of Art by John Fleming
Who Was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabiny
The History of Graphic Design Vol. 1. 1890-1959 by Jens Müller
Janson's History of Art by Penelope J. E. Davies, Walter B. Denny, Frima Fox Hofrichter, Joseph F. Jacobs, Ann M. Roberts, David L. Simon, H. W. Janson
Pictures of Nothing by Kirk Varnedoe
Afropean by Johny Pitts
Europe by Norman Davies
A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry
Leonardo. The Complete Paintings and Drawings by Frank Zöllner