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  • Published: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241239018
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $39.99

The Art Book


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Big ideas, simply explained

Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series.
The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism.
Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day.

  • Pub date: 27 February 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241239018
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $39.99

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