History of art: a survey of the major visual arts from the dawn of history to the present day

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Prentice-Hall, 1977 - Art - 767 pages
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This classic book uses an exceptional art program, featuring impeccable accurate five-color illustrations, to introduce readers to the vast world of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. With its effectively written, balanced, and interesting narrative, this book presents art as a succession of styles--from Prehistory through the 20th century--and enlarges the readers' capacity to appreciate works of art individually. Written more than 40 years ago, this text has been constantly reworked to respond to the needs of this ever-changing field. A reference work suitable for those employed in all art media, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects.

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User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

At around one thousand pages (!) this book is stuffed full of every bit of information you could need to have a very in depth course in art and art history. The pictures are plentiful and in beautiful ... Read full review

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A textbook in college. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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PART
19
THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
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Copyright

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About the author (1977)

Janson-Prof of fine arts at NY University, New York

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