Art History

The history of art refers to the history of the visual arts including painting, sculpture and architecture. Considered encyclopedically, the history of art is an attempt to survey art throughout human history, classifying cultures and periods by their distinguishing features. This is undertaken by people and institutions with diverging goals, but whose efforts interrelate, including: academic art historians, museum curators, auction house personnel, private collectors, and religious adherents. Given these agendas, it is unsurprising that there are many ways of structuring a history of art, as ...more

The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and da Vinci's Italy
Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals
Men to Avoid in Art and Life
A Piece of the World
Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
The Collector’s Apprentice
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire
Frida Kahlo: Una biografía
The Muralist
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers
Cooking for Picasso
Midnight Blue
The Secret Lives of Color
Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum
The Story of Art
Ways of Seeing
The Lives of the Artists
Art Through the Ages
Girl with a Pearl Earring
History of Beauty
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
History of Art
The Lost Painting
The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Color by Victoria FinlayMauve by Simon GarfieldBlue by Michel PastoureauInteraction of Color by Josef AlbersThe Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair
The History of Colors
45 books — 31 voters
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Art Nouveau
64 books — 2 voters

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Japanese Visual Arts
53 books — 3 voters
Japanese Prints by Gabriele Fahr-BeckerYoshitoshi's Women by Yoshitoshi's Women: The Woo...Poem of the Pillow and Other Stories By Utamaro, Hokusai, Kun... by Gian Carlo CalzaJapanese Ghosts and Demons by Stephen AddissHiroshige by Adele Schlombs
Ukiyo-e
23 books — 8 voters

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History of Classical Music
130 books — 2 voters


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