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The World's Most Influential Painters...and the Artists They Inspired: The Stories and Hidden Connections Between Great Works of Western Art

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Much more than just another ordinary survey of art history, this absorbing, heavily illustrated volume reveals the always interesting and often surprising cross-influences and connections among 50 of the most important painters in European and American art. Handsome and enlightening illustrated spreads present "trees of influence," each of which focuses on a major artist o ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Barron's Educational Series (first published January 1st 2008)
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Makingamark
Nov 07, 2008 Makingamark rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People wanting to learn more about art history
Recommended to Makingamark by: Nobody - found it in an art bookshop
I found this book to be enormously accessible - bite-size chunks of art structured in such a way that you get an insight into the 'big picture' but can also learn a lot very quickly and very easily about different aspects of the artist's place in the history of art. That's not to say it provides all you need or want to know about an art movement or an artist. Rather it provides you with a way of appreciating that artist in terms of connections, inheritance and legacies - and a way of reading mor ...more
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