The Handy Art History Answer Book

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Visible Ink Press, Jun 1, 2013 - Art - 294 pages
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"The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy to read resource on art history. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art--its history, techniques, materials, forms, colors, style, the nature of artistic expression, and how to look at art--is followed by examinations of the main periods and movements of art history. The book both explains and shows important elements, influences, artists, and masterworks of era and the world events and cultures that influenced and changed them through nearly 150 color images of indispensable masterworks. This accessible and entertaining resource for readers with a casual interest in art history as well as industry professionals also includes a glossary of terms to demystify jargon and explain theory"--
  

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The Handy Art History Answer Book

User Review  - Marcia G. Welsh - Book Verdict

Using the series signature question-and-answer format, this title offers 600 entries on the major artists, schools, periods, movements, and techniques of art from all areas of the world. Arranged ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard Martin - Goodreads

A return visit to Art History at MSUO. The question/answer format help link things together. Also, it allowed for stop/start reading such that the reader can "take breaks." Greatly illustrated in color. All in all, an enjoyable read about a favorite topic. Read full review

Contents

ART PRINCIPLES AND HISTORY
1
ART OF THE ANCIENT WORLD 5000 BCE400 CE
27
THE MEDIEVAL WORLD C 4001300
59
THE EARLY MODERN WORLD C 13001600
99
BAROQUE AND BEYOND C 16001850
135
FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO WORLD WAR I C 18501914
171
THE MODERN WORLD DURING AND AFTER THE WORLD WARS C 19141960
203
CONTEMPORARY ART 1960sPRESENT
237
GLOSSARY
263
BIBLIOGRAPHY
271
INDEX
273
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About the author (2013)

Madelynn Dickerson is an art writer and a former teacher of art history at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She received a master of science in history of art: history, theory, and display from the University of Edinburgh. She lives in Los Angeles.

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