Good for remember all the names. Content: Good short summaries of a wide range of artists in alphabetical order. Each artist is introduced by a good quality photograph of one of their artworks. The only problem I had with the content was the selection of featured artworks. I would’ve preferred the most memorable paintings to be shown, when in fact it was rather random. Overall the descriptions were good and I think it’d really help second level students for their art history class to understand and remember specific artists…
Excellent book of art to the 1990s This excellent book is now a little out of date, as it was first published in the 1990s. However, it includes all the good stuff up till then in a highly informative and useful format… Alphabetical order of artist, a representative image for each with a brief bio and description, plus links to art movements and other related artists. Excellent glossaries of art terms and art movements.I also have the paperback ‘pocket’ version of this book. I must say that comparing the two, there are…
Lovely little book I’ve been meaning to get back into art recently and my art history knowledge is very rusty so I bought this to give myself an overview of the great artists. It is a lovely little book, very compact and easy to carry around. I keep it on my desk to flick through on my break. A lot of the paintings don’t seem to be the ones that are widely regarded as the artists best work, but I don’t mind that as it introduces me to other paintings by certain artists.
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