A world history of art

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Laurence King Publishing, 2009 - Art - 984 pages
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Since its first publication this book has been hailed as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume. This quote from Andrew Graham Dixon describes the book: "Spanning continents and millennia, ranging from man's earliest cave paintings to the works of Picasso and beyond, this is a hugely ambitious book. But thanks to the breadth of their scholarship, the depth of their enthusiasm and the enviable freshness of their writing, Honour and Fleming triumphantly accomplish the herculean task they have set themselves. Sympathetically expanded by Michael Archer, who brings the story forward into the twenty-first century, this thumping slab of tome is without doubt the most compelling total history of art ever written" This Revised Seventh Edition expands the original coverage by embracing new developments in archeology and art historical research, and in particular contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the authors discussion of the art world over the past two decades, providing a new perspective on the latest developments shaping our cultural history.

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User Review  - Heta - Goodreads

Good but partially boring. Surface-level knowledge of many things, deep insights of nothing. The first edition felt horribly outdated, the new one was better. Finally I gave up and bought the Finnish ... Read full review

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User Review  - Keith Climpson - Goodreads

The main text for my Fine Art Degree - heavy going at times but as comprehensive as you can get on the History of Art from day dot. A must have for any art scholar. Read full review


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Honour is the author of neo-classicism and Romanticism, and The Dictionary of Decorative Arts, and AWorld History of Art.

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