A World History of Art, Revised 7th ed.

August 14, 2019 - Comment

Since its first publication this book has been hailed as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume. This quote from Andrew Graham Dixon describes the book: ‘Spanning continents and millennia, ranging from man’s earliest cave paintings to the works of Picasso and beyond, this is a hugely ambitious

Since its first publication this book has been hailed as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume. This quote from Andrew Graham Dixon describes the book: ‘Spanning continents and millennia, ranging from man’s earliest cave paintings to the works of Picasso and beyond, this is a hugely ambitious book. But thanks to the breadth of their scholarship, the depth of their enthusiasm and the enviable freshness of their writing, Honor and Fleming triumphantly accomplish the herculean task they have set themselves., Sympathetically expanded by Michael Archer, who brings the story forward into the twenty-first century, this thumping slab of tome is without doubt the most compelling total history of art ever written’. This Revised Seventh Edition expands the original coverage by embracing new developments in archeology and art historical research, and in particular contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the authors discussion of the art world over the past two decades, providing a new perspective on the latest developments shaping our cultural history.

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Anonymous says:

The book sets standards of excellence The book in its breadth, scope, treatment, scholarship, illustration and literary merit truly sets standards of excellence. In particular the breadth and scope of a single volume treatise albeit of large format and nearly one thousand pages length is nothing less than impressive. The first review of the book written in 2000 is as pertinent to-day as it was then but with the qualification that the flaw identified then namely the inadequate treatment of 20th century art has in this seventh…

Anonymous says:

I recommend this book if you are studying Level two and … I recommend this book if you are studying Level two and level three courses in Art History with the Open University it is a fantastic read and supports your course materials that the OU provide. I brought this book to further my knowledge of art history I wish I had had this book at the time I was studying my degree.Even if you are not doing a degree buy the book anyway it is a brilliant book and helps you develop a deeper understanding of art and art history.

Anonymous says:

Fabulous essential reading for anyone interested in art What a wonderful book – a lifetime of usefulness and interest. Good quality paper and printing, fantastic illustrations and a clear and easy to read history from the first cave paintings to 20th Century modern art.

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