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Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Work

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From the influential craftsmen of the high renaissance to the Dutch masters, and from the rococo and neoclassical movements of the 18th century to romanticism, modernism and contemporary art, the lives of the great artists are as varied and multifaceted as the works of creative genius they produced.

The Great Art Guide introduces readers to 100 of the world’s most important
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Published February 4th 2014 by Quercus (first published January 1st 2014)
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Sep 25, 2014 C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A beautiful introduction to the history of art and art theory. Starting from the lacquered gold look of the Byzantine era and ending with Pop Art Postmodernism, this book touches on most art periods and famous artists. Not everyone is included here but anyone who does not get a feature usually gets a mention.

Showing the move from religious and mythological art to landscapes and more realistic portrayals, right through to Cubism and abstract art; this book is an essential for anyone looking to f
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Kitt Noir
Dec 28, 2015 Kitt Noir rated it it was amazing
Excellent, concise & colourful history of art from early 1300 Gothic to the more recent pop art movement. Gorgeous prints of major artworks too. A beautiful guide to dip into and learn more about art and artists' lives
Mark
Aug 23, 2015 Mark rated it it was ok
This really was an introduction to art so possibly not the best read for me. Maybe good for those who have less knowledge of art.
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It's cool to see how art changes through time and also how we keep going back and forth between old techniques and new.
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Jun 24, 2014 Lauraine rated it it was amazing
Organized by school and time frame with brief bios of each artist. An excellent way to learn a lot about art and artists through time.
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I now know everything about art. (well, it is a start)
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