The History of Art in Pictures

The History of Art in Pictures

Western Art From Prehistory to the Present

Book - 2001
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In authoritative prose and breathtaking full-color reproductions, this remarkable compendium offers a comprehensive selection of indisputable masterpieces, including paintings, sculptures, and architecture. A double-page spread introduces each major step in the development of the Western tradition, and a selection of important dates runs across the top of each page, putting the works in their cultural context.

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Art critic Plazy presents a beautifully illustrated brief history of Western sculpture, painting, and architecture and their evolution from prehistory to the present. Each step is introduced by two pages of text, followed by several color reproductions of artwork from that era (each accompanied by a brief caption). A timeline across the tops of the pages states important events including scientific discoveries, achievements in literature, and important political and social facts. Oversize: 9.5x12.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : MetroBooks, 2001
ISBN: 9781586633318
Branch Call Number: 709 Plazy 2001
Characteristics: 191 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm


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