Art: A New History

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003 - Art - 777 pages
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Paul Johnson turns attention to a subject that has enthralled him all his life: the history of art. Art, he believes, was central to human development, more so than writing and even language. This history begins with the earliest rock paintings around 30,000 BC and takes us right up to the present day. Whilst highlighting all the celebrated periods in art history, the author also details some wonderful but unjustly neglected artists, periods and styles, especially in Scandinavia, Germany, Russia and the Americas.

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Review: Art: A New History

User Review  - David Chivers - Goodreads

The frist two-thirds of this comprehensive hisotry of art (widely defined to incude architecture, sculpture, as well as fine art)is wonderful. It puts the art in conetext, majes you rethink what went ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ratforce - Goodreads

If you are interested in art, you might like Paul Johnson's Art: a New History, an excellent overview of art from prehistory to the present day. Despite the extensive scope of the subject matter, this ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Paul Johnson lives in London.

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