Appreciating Art: An Expert Companion to Help You Understand, Interpret and Enjoy

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A&C Black, 2008 - Painting - 192 pages
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An authoritative, concise guide to the history, principles and theoriesbehind Western paintings. Easy to dip into, easy to carry whenyou visit a gallery and refreshingly simple to navigate, this bookprovides the background and context for the most popular paintings andpainters from 1400 to the present. It is divided thematicallyinto genre chapters (still lifes, nudes etc.) and the paintings arearranged chronologically in each chapter. The book is also filledwith cross references to help the reader make comparisons both as togenres and across centuries.
Most art history books are either scholarly ordeal with a specific movement, subject or artist. Where this bookscores is in the breath of the subject and its easily accessible - yetauthoritative - manner.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 THE NUDE 20
CHAPTER 2 THE PORTRAIT 34
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About the author (2008)

Diana Newell received both her MA and her PhD from the Courtauld

Institute of Art in London. She now teaches Art History at the

University of Kent, Ashbourne College and Canterbury College. She

has previously written several other books on art history.

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