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A visit to an art gallery can be a baffling experience - a bewildering parade of paintings, sculptures, artists and movements with little perspective on how they all fit together. 50 Art Ideas you Really Need to Know is here to help. For all those who don't know their Degas from Dali or their Monet from their Mondrian, this informative and insightful guide discusses 50 of ...more
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Published September 1st 2011 by Quercus
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Asiye Dilara Han
bircok kisinin bu kitaptan ve kardes kitaplarindan memnun kalmadigini goruyorum. elbette eksikleri olabilir, ama bu konsantre kitabin -ve serinin- asil amacinin bahsedilen 50 fikre asina olmayan insanlari bu fikirlerle tanistirmak oldugunu unutmamak gerek bence. dort sayfa, o fikri tanitip merak ettirmek icin yeterli bir hareket alani. merak ediyor ve dahasini kendiniz arastiriyorsunuz zaten. kendi adima bircok sey ogrendim ve bana yeni bir sey ogreten, ustune bir de arastirmama sebep olan her s ...more
Elin
Jan 08, 2014 Elin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's pretty good but I have the following criticisms:

1. Kind of surprising lack of extremely famous female artists like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Tracey Emin, Judith Leyster, Rachel Whiteread etc.
2. Not all chapters have a picture accompanying the text
3. Pictures are not in colour (even the Colour Field Painting example was without colour - ridiculous...)

It's also largely about Western art.

Ok but on the other hand, it has a mix of quotes, focus points, timelines, text and images that mak
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Tayyaba Iqbal
Apr 09, 2013 Tayyaba Iqbal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a lover of the arts and art, I found this book incredibly informative. I like to read books about art to educate myself, inspire myself and open up my mind to the large world of art.
The book takes you on a journey of 50 major art movements (mainly western or those that affected the western art world) starting from pre-historic art all the way to new media art, featuring greek art, the rennaissance, impressionism, expressionism, bauhaus, surrealism, pop art, hyperrealism and everything inbetw
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Am Y
Aug 01, 2013 Am Y rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book lists 50 art concepts and devotes on average 4 pages to each of them. However, each concept is at most only illustrated with ONE image. E.g. Under "impressionism", only one painting (by Monet) is printed, as an example of what "impressionism" is. To make things worse, the book is in black and white, which means captions like "rich colour" and "vivid imagery" are totally lost on the reader. And some art concepts do not even have a single image as an example. E.g. Under "Dada", no image i ...more
Roberto
Jan 05, 2014 Roberto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting compilation, the art movements are clearly explained in a condensed, yet sufficient and accessible manner. The main confusion I experienced with isms is the fact that many of them overlap and share similar or analogous ideas. Also helpful is the fact that this book makes relevant connections between movements and uses well-known artists and their works to illustrate them. Is not a compendium full of colorful illustrations and complete history, but rather a quick review; most use ...more
Erica Hasselbach
Jul 09, 2014 Erica Hasselbach rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This tiny book is pretty full of varying styles of art throughout art history. It gives a brief outline of art ideas which are assumed to be unknown to average readers, their importance to art history as a whole, a timeline, and even quotes from artists in time.

It's a cute little resource, but only really good for quick facts- nothing to use as a citation for a research essay, for example.
gargravarr
Jul 02, 2012 gargravarr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you're into art, this little book gives you a snapshot of each of the major art styles/movements, from cave paintings until today. If you want a quick rundown on a style of art, this might be for you.
Iyad Abou-rabii
Jun 20, 2013 Iyad Abou-rabii rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about ideas behind art throughout the history of human civilisation, also it explores some of the latest motions that indicate some possibilities for the future of the art.
If you novice in art and would like to discover this world, you should start by reading this book.
Palimp
Jan 23, 2017 Palimp rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No es que el libro esté mal, es que va dirigido a un público que no soy yo, posiblemente estudiantes de bachillerato. Son 50 secciones que describen y catalogan diferentes estilos artísticos. No me gustó demasiado.
Rori
Mar 11, 2014 Rori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب مثالي لمن يرغب بقراءة تاريخ تطور الفن باختصار شديد، يستعرض أهم وأبرز تطورات الفن منذ قرون ماقبل الحضارة وحتى العصر الحديث
Pavel Tugarinov
Nov 13, 2014 Pavel Tugarinov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
suprisingly good introduction book to contemporary art, but better skip chapters about renaissance, baroque and other classics
Nk
Feb 24, 2014 Nk rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It boggles the mind how anyone can write a book about the hisory of art through the ages and not have at least one chapter about Islamic art. That takes real talent. Shame on you Susie Hodge.
David
Dec 29, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very entertaining and informative primer into the evolution of art over the centuries.
Ted Mallory
Sep 18, 2013 Ted Mallory rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-education
Great ideas (no pun intended) for my HS Painting class. Only criticism; I wish it had more images.
Erin Neelands
Nov 19, 2011 Erin Neelands rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm reading it as a refresher after studying Art History at university all those years ago! It is an easy book to pick up and set down.
Tolga
Apr 28, 2013 Tolga rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At last I have just finished this informative book. It help me understand some basic art concept. Therefore, many thanks to author of book.
Duncan
May 19, 2012 Duncan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just excellent - Simple, unpretentious, solid overview of art history. Took me back to high school, and also filled in some gaps for me. Great stuff.
Arda
Feb 21, 2015 Arda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Such a book should have colored picture examples. Some of them even does not have example.
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