Art: The Definitive Visual Guide

July 20, 2019 - Comment

This beautiful book offers a definitive visual historical timeline of art – all the way from classical Greek art and the Italian Renaissance through to modern-day masterpieces. Featuring masterpieces from artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Van Gogh, this reference book reveals key facts about art movements and their origins and influences and examines

This beautiful book offers a definitive visual historical timeline of art – all the way from classical Greek art and the Italian Renaissance through to modern-day masterpieces.

Featuring masterpieces from artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Van Gogh, this reference book reveals key facts about art movements and their origins and influences and examines the matter and methods used by each artist.

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Anonymous says:

A Nice Coffee Table Book Whilst a have huge respect for AGD as an art critic, he is only the consulting editor on this Dorling Kindersley coffee table book. Whilst it is a lovely, glossy book packed with images, it is, like most DK publications, an overview only. For someone with a passing interest in art or someone starting out or doing gsce art perhaps, I believe that this would be an excellent gift as it gives a good overview and introduction. For anyone with a more serious interest in art, it is far too light-weight. I had bought it as a gift for an art lover with a reasonable knowledge of art history. However, I feel it is too simplistic for the recipient that i had in mind and I am therefore returning it but that is only my opinion and I do not doubt that others will absolutely love it and get a lot of pleasure from it.

Anonymous says:

Excellent anthology of art history for self-study, studio reference, or as a companion to a course What I like about all DK education books is their just-right blend of images and text on each page presenting information in easily digestible chunks, clearly organised so that info is easy to find, and adroitly structured so the “journey” is clearly laid out, one topic building on the previous. The book itself is printed on high-quality paper, very appealing in both cover and throughout, and if it’s not for studying or reference, then it would be a lovely coffee table book or gift for an art/history-lover.DK’s Art: Definitive Visual Guide is organised from “The Beginning” of art (pre-history, eg cave paintings and mysterious artefacts) – through the 20th c. and ending with a glimpse at each continent’s creative output “today” (up to end of 2017 at least). Thankfully, they do cover the world’s other regions besides “Western” art with equal care.This book works for me because my learning style is highly-visual (as is about 75% of the population) and personally,…

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