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The Handy Art History Answer Book
Author: Madelynn Dickerson

ISBN: 9781578594177
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 June 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 17.6 x 1.27
Description:
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 Hand 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, colours, 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 colour 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.

About the Author

Madelynn Dickerson is an art writer and a former teacher of art history at the American Academy of Art in Chicago...

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