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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ART: A New History

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Unapologetically opinionated, slightly Anglocentric narrative from respected popular historian Johnson (A History of the American People, 1998, etc.).Despite its all-embracing title, this covers non ... Read full review

Art: a new history

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In the spirit of postmodern revisionism, which looks to reappraise fundamental assumptions about culture, its evolution, and its production, this book reconsiders the conventional art historical canon ... Read full review

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Paul Johnson lives in London.

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