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Great Artists of the Western World

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Introduces the reader to the masters of Western art, their major works, and their lives and times. Included are artists representing important periods of art history, from the pre-Renaissance and Renaissance through the Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern periods.
Hardcover, 1440 pages
Published September 1st 1987 by Cavendish Square Publishing (first published July 1987)
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Caro
Aug 30, 2014 Caro rated it liked it
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This volume covers Rubens, Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer. The reproductions are only okay, but the text is just what I needed. I particularly appreciated the background pieces on topics like commercial Amsterdam, and the Year in the Life sections on what was going on in Europe and the colonies during the 17th century were nicely done. Sometimes a potted history is just what you need.
Cristina
Mar 02, 2010 Cristina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Art lovers
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This is a large series of books, and the volume I read was about the Pre-renaissance in Northern Europe. It focused on 4 artists - The Limbourg Brothers, Jan Van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden and Hieronymus Bosch. The book was very well done! Not only did it discuss the lives of the artists and their artwork in great detail, it also told about the historical events that occurred at the time the artists were alive and what may have influenced their paintings. I am now looking forward to reading oth ...more
Carol
Jul 13, 2010 Carol rated it liked it
Shelves: art, art-resource
This is volume 3 which is Baroque -- Caravaggio, Velazquez, Van Dyck & Ruisdael.
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