The Usborne Book of Art

The Usborne Book of Art

Book - 2005
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This sumptuous book covers every era of visual art from ancient to modern. It includes works from every major genre, from classical to cubist; focuses on every major theme, from still-life to society; and contains works by the world's most renowned and influential artists. This encyclopaedic title contains hundreds of gloriously reproduced works of art from the world's major collections, including the National Gallery in London. The superb illustrations are combined with authoritative, informative and fascinating text, which brings the paintings to life and also explains how to get the most out of looking at art. Key works, including the Arnolfini Portrait, Venus and Mars and Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, are explored in detail. Contains a timeline, biographical details about many major artists, and an extensive glossary that explains key terms clearly and precisely. Includes approved Internet links, which can be accessed through the Usborne Quicklinks website, and lead the reader to hundreds of more works of art in addition to the masterpieces included in this wonderful and exciting book.
Publisher: London : 2005
ISBN: 9780746070062
Branch Call Number: JNF 709 DICK
Characteristics: 196 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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Apr 19, 2015

Great book! Lots of information, high quality reproductions, and most importantly - great and well delivered analysis of art.
Didn't finish reading (with my 10yrs old) on time for return and couldn't extend the loan (5 people in line) - so.. ordered one online for in-depth reading and home collection. Thanks OPL for having such great books in the collection!

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