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Art History for Dummies
by Jesse Bryant Wilder


Overview - Art history is more than just a collection of dates andforeign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Everyage, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on theworld, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of theSistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, tothe graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, arthistory tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what weare and our place in the universe.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Art history is more than just a collection of dates andforeign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Everyage, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on theworld, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of theSistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, tothe graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, arthistory tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what weare and our place in the universe.

Whether you're an art enthusiast who'd like to knowmore about the history behind your favorite works and artists, orsomebody who couldn't tell a Titian and a DeKooning--but would like to--Art History ForDummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millenniaof artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, majorartists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events andcultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunningblack-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery ofcolor images, it covers:

  • The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome
  • The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism
  • How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism
  • How and why Post-Impression branched off fromImpressionism
  • Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20thcentury isms
  • What's up with today's eclectic art scene

Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference foranyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780470099100
  • ISBN-10: 0470099100
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • Publish Date: April 2007
  • Page Count: 434
  • Dimensions: 1 x 7.25 x 9.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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