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  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241257104
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 612
  • RRP: $59.99

Art

The Definitive Visual Guide



Discover the history of art movements from classical Greek art to the Italian Renaissance, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the masters of Impressionism with a brand new edition of this classic bestseller.

Experience the contours of human imagination with a unique guided tour of the world's most influential paintings and sculptures.Traversing the development of art worldwide, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide covers countries, centuries, and cultures from cave paintings to modern masterpieces, from the nudes of the Greeks to the philosophical expressions of South Asia. The guide helps you discover the most remarkable moments in the history of art. Exhibiting over 2500 marvellous works and 700 artists, this book will take you on the ultimate artistic journey across time.

From the Italian Renaissance to the masters of Impressionism, discover key facts about the most prominent artistic movements, including their origins and influences, and be inspired by the detail of each subject matter and methods artists have used. An introductory chapter enables you to read art, gain vocabulary and understand the artist's perspective and tools.

Created in collaboration with Bridgeman, the biggest art library in the world, the reference book has been edited by British art historian and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and visually stunning, Art: The Definitive Visual Guide is a must-have for every art lover.

  • Published: 3 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241257104
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 612
  • RRP: $59.99

About the author

Andrew Graham-Dixon

Andrew Graham-Dixon has twice won the Hawthornden Prize for writing about art and has made two six-part BBC television series, A History of British Art and Renaissance. He is now at work on a major new biography of Caravaggio.

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