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The Story of Art

ISBN-10: 9780714832470
ISBN-13: 9780714832470
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Author(s): E.H. Gombrich
Publication Date: 1995-04-09

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The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines...Read More

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The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject.

For the first time in many years the book has been completely redesigned. The illustrations, now in color throughout, have all been improved and reoriginated, and include six fold‐outs. The text has been revised and updated where appropriate, and a number of significant new artists have been incorporated. The bibliographies have been expanded and updated, and the maps and charts redrawn.

The Story of Art has always been admired for two key qualities: it is a pleasure to read and a pleasure to handle. In these respects the new edition is true to its much‐loved predecessors: the text runs as smoothly as ever and the improved illustrations are always on the page where the reader needs them. In its new edition, this classic work continues its triumphant progress tirelessly for yet another generation, to remain the title of first choice for any newcomer to art or the connoisseur.

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Art That Changed the World: Transformative Art Movements and the Paintings That Inspired Them

ISBN-10: 1465414355
ISBN-13: 9781465414359
Publisher: DK
Author(s): DK
Publication Date: 2013-08-19

Art That Changed the World tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

 

Each section features a lavish double-page image...Read More

Art That Changed the World tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

 

Each section features a lavish double-page image of an influential painting that defines each artistic style. Seminal works of genius are portrayed in their historical context, with attention paid to the culture of the time and the lives of their creators. This stunning art book is a wonderful resource for art lovers everywhere. 


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Art: A World History

ISBN-10: 0810994429
ISBN-13: 9780810994423
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Author(s): Elke Linda Buchholz, Susanne Kaeppele, Karoline Hille, Irina Stotland, Gerhard Buhler
Publication Date: 2007-11-01

This handy, pocket-sized volume includes 900 illustrations and takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the most spectacular works of art around the world and throughout time.


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Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History

ISBN-10: 9780399580949
ISBN-13: 9780399580949
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Author(s): Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Sam Witwer
Publication Date: 2018-10-23

An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS &...Read More

An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.

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Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana [Special Edition, Boxed Book & Ephemera Set]: A Visual History

ISBN-10: 0399582754
ISBN-13: 9780399582752
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Author(s): Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Sam Witwer
Publication Date: 2018-10-23

A deluxe, special edition package containing art prints, ephemera, and the illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game as told through the paintings, sketches, and illustrations behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of...Read More

A deluxe, special edition package containing art prints, ephemera, and the illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game as told through the paintings, sketches, and illustrations behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you’ll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork—from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.

Contained inside a clamshell featuring original illustrations by superstar D&D artist Hydro74, this special edition includes 10 high-quality prints of classic DUNGEONS & DRAGONS artwork, as well as a pamphlet-sized, unpublished original version of the game’s most infamous adventure module and deathtrap Tomb of Horrors, written by DUNGEONS & DRAGONS co-creator Gary Gygax.

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Art: A Visual History

ISBN-10: 9781465436610
ISBN-13: 9781465436610
Publisher: DK
Author(s): Robert Cumming
Publication Date: 2015-09-01

Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.

How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all — painting, sculpture,...Read More

Art: A Visual History is the complete visual guide to Western art, now updated and repackaged in a themed slipcase.

How to tell Impressionism from Expressionism, a Degas from a Monet, early Medieval art from early Christian? Art: A Visual History explains it all — painting, sculpture, great artists, styles, and schools — and will help you answer the question, "What makes great art?"

Art: A Visual History includes:

   • More than 650 artists and all the major schools and movements, all arranged chronologically.
   • Close-up focus on 22 masterpieces, from Ancient Greek sculpture to 1960s Pop Art.
   • Well-known icons along with lesser-known gems — carefully chosen to illuminate the points made in the text.
   • Features on major schools and movements to explore and explain their stylistic trademarks, characteristics, and favored subjects.

Art: A Visual History is a knowledgeable, thought-provoking, and accessible tour of the creators of Western art.


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Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition Reissued Edition (8th Edition)

ISBN-10: 0133878295
ISBN-13: 9780133878295
Publisher: Pearson
Author(s): Penelope J.E. Davies, Frima Fox Hofrichter, Joseph F. Jacobs, David L. Simon, Ann S. Roberts, Family Trust Janson
Publication Date: 2015-01-22

For Art History Survey courses

Explore the reissued Janson and experience the history of art
Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition presents the same content as the text’s Eighth Edition, published in 2010, now reimagined for digital...Read More

For Art History Survey courses

Explore the reissued Janson and experience the history of art
Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition presents the same content as the text’s Eighth Edition, published in 2010, now reimagined for digital learning via Revel, and also available through the Pearson Custom Library. While remaining current with new discoveries and scholarship, the Reissued Eighth Edition maintains its focus on the object, its manufacture, and its visual character, and continues to consider the contribution of the artist as a key element of analysis. Throughout, the authors engage students by weaving a compelling narrative of how art has changed over time in the cultures that Europe has claimed as its heritage.

Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition, Reissued Eighth Edition is also available via Revel™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

For enrollments of at least 25, the Pearson Custom Library allows you to create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and by adding your own content, such as a guide to a local art museum, a map of monuments in your area, your syllabus, or a study guide you've created.  Priced according to the number of chapters, a custom text may even save your students money.

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Art: Over 2,500 Works from Cave to Contemporary

ISBN-10: 9780756639723
ISBN-13: 9780756639723
Publisher: DK
Author(s): Nigel Ritchie
Publication Date: 2008-10-20

The definitive visual guide to over 2,500 paintings and sculptures from around the world, from prehistory to the 21st century. Accessible, engaging, and thoroughly comprehensive, Art shows you how to look at — and understand — works of art, before guiding you chronologically through the...Read More

The definitive visual guide to over 2,500 paintings and sculptures from around the world, from prehistory to the 21st century. Accessible, engaging, and thoroughly comprehensive, Art shows you how to look at — and understand — works of art, before guiding you chronologically through the milestones of art history.

The book opens with a short section detailing how artists use color, composition, light and shade, perspective, and different media to bring their ideas to fruition. Graphics and overlays explain the simple steps required to analyze, and inform your enjoyment of, any work of art.

Each artistic movement — from the Italian Renaissance to Impressionism and Pop Art — is clearly explained, alongside its origins and influences, styles and techniques, and typical subject matter. A visual timeline of key works gives an overview of the scope of each major movement.

More than 700 artists from all periods and cultures — Western and non-Western, right up to the present day — are profiled alongside key examples of their work. Picture-packed pages help you to identify the characteristics of each artist’s work, and follow how it changed through his or her lifetime. Contextual information deepens your understanding of artists’ work, life, and times.
From Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper to Francis Bacon’s Screaming Pope, 22 key works are analyzed at full-page size in terms of composition, story, and techniques. What the artists did to create each work — and how — is revealed with the help of graphics, overlays, and detailed close-ups. Never before has it been so easy to understand artistic aims and methods.

Interspersed through the book, double-page features show how different artists have approached the same popular themes. Covering subjects as diverse as love, war, work, and children, these beautiful galleries show how attitudes, styles, and techniques change from one era and culture to another.

More than 2,500 works of art are reproduced in Art’s stunning chronological catalog. Collaborating with Bridgeman Art Library, the world’s most comprehensive source of culture and historical art images, Art brings the world’s best images into your home.

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Art History Vol 1 (6th Edition)

ISBN-10: 0134479270
ISBN-13: 9780134479279
Publisher: Pearson
Author(s): Marilyn Stokstad, Michael W. Cothren
Publication Date: 2017-01-18

For survey courses in Art History
 
Welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and global
Art History brings the history of art to life for a new generation of students. It is global in scope, inclusive in its coverage, and warm and welcoming in tone. The guiding vision of Art History is...Read More

For survey courses in Art History
 
Welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and global
Art History brings the history of art to life for a new generation of students. It is global in scope, inclusive in its coverage, and warm and welcoming in tone. The guiding vision of Art History is that the teaching of art history survey courses should be filled with equal delight, enjoyment, and serious learning, while fostering an enthusiastic and educated public for the visual arts. The Sixth Edition has been revised to reflect new discoveries, recent research, and fresh interpretive perspectives, as well as to address the changing needs of both students and educators.

Art History, Sixth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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Art History For Dummies

ISBN-10: 9780470099100
ISBN-13: 9780470099100
Publisher: For Dummies
Author(s): Jesse Bryant Wilder
Publication Date: 2007-04-30

Art history is more than just a collection of dates andforeign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Everyage, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on theworld, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of theSistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the...Read More

Art history is more than just a collection of dates andforeign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Everyage, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on theworld, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of theSistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, tothe graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, arthistory tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what weare and our place in the universe.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to knowmore about the history behind your favorite works and artists, orsomebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a DeKooning—but would like to—Art History ForDummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millenniaof artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, majorartists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events andcultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunningblack-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery ofcolor images, it covers:

The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and RomeThe differences between Renaissance art and MannerismHow the industrial revolution spawned RomanticismHow and why Post-Impression branched off fromImpressionismConstructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20thcentury ismsWhat’s up with today’s eclectic art scene

Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference foranyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.


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