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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexibound
  • Publication: 01 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780500294468
  • Stock: 10 in stock
  • Size: 172x245 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: £19.95
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Art: The Whole Story


by Stephen Farthing

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Book Description

Written by an international team of artists, art historians and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world’s most iconic artworks. Art: The Whole Story traces the development of art period by period, with the illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to conceptual art and performance art. Cultural timelines are there too, to help to the reader with historical context. Masterpieces that epitomise each period or movement are highlighted and analysed in detail. Everything from use of colour and visual metaphors to technical innovations is explained, enabling you to interpret the meanings of world-famous masterpieces Mughal miniatures; Japanese prints in the 19th century; the colour theories behind Seurat’s remarkable La Grande Jatte; and why Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon was so shocking in its day.

About the Author

About Stephen Farthing

Stephen Farthing is the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor in Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. Richard Cork is an art historian, critic, curator and broadcaster. He has been an art critic for the Evening Standard, The Listener, The Times and the New Statesman, and is a past Turner Prize judge.

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