A World History of Art

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Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - Art - 936 pages
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Over two decades this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humanity's artistic heritage. From our paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion. In this Seventh Edition, the text has been revised to embrace developments in archaeology and art historical research, while the renowned contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the discussion of the past twenty years, providing a new perspective on the latest developments. The insight, elegance and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented by 1458 superb illustrations, half of which are now in colour. These images, together with the numerous maps and architectural plans, have been chosen to represent the most significant chronological, regional and individual styles of artistic expression.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
Cave Art 27
Mesolithic Art 33
CHAPTER
Ziggurats 46
The IndusValley 49
Old Kingdom Sculpture and Painting 59
The Aegean 65
The Islamic World 524
Mughal Art and Architecture 536
China 545
The Influence of Zen Buddhism 558
New Beginnings in Rome 568
The Easel Painting in Italy 578
Poussin and Claude 585
Dutch Painting 591

Mycenae and the Mainland 71
CHAPTER THREE
The Discovery of Iron 82
New Kingdom Architecture 88
Assyria and Babylon 95
Iran 102
The Americas 109
Nok Culture 115
CHAPTER FOUR
The Male Nude 121
Naturalism and Idealization 138
The Late Classical Period 146
Hallstatt and La Tène 154
CHAPTER FIVE
Allegory 173
Roman Architecture 185
The Colosseum and the Invention
Late Antique Art 207
CHAPTER
Buddhist Artin India 219
Hindu Artin India 230
Buddhist and Hindu Artin Sri Lanka
Han Dynasty 255
Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties 265
Landscape Painting 272
The Heian Fujiwara and Kamakura
CHAPTEREIGHT
Umayyad Art and Architecture 336
Samanid and Seljuk Architecture 348
PART THREE
Romanesque Architecture in Italy 362
Innovations in Romanesque Architecture
High Gothic 380
Economics and Theology 387
Italian Gothic 393
Secular and International Gothic 408
The Fifteenth Century
CHAPTER ELEVEN
Protestant Art 463
Harmony Unity and Raphael 469
CHAPTER TWELVE
The Aztecs 513
Still Life and Genre 600
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
The Rococo in Germany and Italy 616
English Sense and Sensibility 622
Canova and David 630
CHAPTEREIGHTEEN
Romanticism 640
Géricault 646
Blake 652
Historicism and Realism 665
The USA 674
Photography Comes of Age 681
Japan in the Edo Period 693
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
Japonisme 712
Gaugin and van Gogh 718
723
Polynesia 736
Melanesia and Micronesia 742
The Plains and the Arid Lands of North
TwentiethCentury
The Fauves and Expressionism 774
Marc 781
Orphic Cubism 789
Suprematism and the Founding of De Stijl
America and the Precisionist View 803
CHAPTER TWENTY
European Survivors 840
Photographic Imagery 848
Arte Povera 855
For Further Reading Millennium 870
PhotoRealism and New Image Painting
Questioning Modernism 872 Picture Credits
Artas Identity 883
PostModern Multiculturalism 888
Video and the PostMedium
Abjection 904
Building Exhibitions 912
Globalization Sensation
Cézanne 729
Stelae 145
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About the author (2005)

Patrick Hugh Honour was born in Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom on September 26, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in 18th-century English literature from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. In the mid-1950's, he started writing and editing with John Fleming. For Penguin Books, they edited the series Style and Civilization. They also edited two more series for Penguin: Architect and Society and Art in Context. Together they wrote The Visual Arts: A History, The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts, and The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture with Nikolaus Pevsner. Honour wrote several books on his own including Horace Walpole, Chinoiserie: A Vision of Cathay, The Companion Guide to Venice, Romanticism, The Image of the Black in Western Art: From the American Revolution to World War I, and The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler, and Sargent. Honour organized the traveling exhibition The European Vision of America for the United States Bicentennial in 1976. As a companion to the exhibition, he wrote The New Golden Land: European Images of America from the Discoveries to the Present Time. He died on May 19, 2016 at the 88.

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