Art History For Dummies

Art History For Dummies

by Jesse Bryant Wilder

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 13/04/2007

Art history is more than just a collection of dates and
foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every
age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the
world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the
Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to
the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art
history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we
are and our place in the universe.
Whether you?re an art enthusiast who?d like to know
more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or
somebody who couldn?t tell a Titian and a De
Kooning?but would like to?Art History For
Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia
of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major
artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and
cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning
black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of
color images, it covers:

The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome

The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism

How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism

How and why Post-Impression branched off from

Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th
century isms

What?s up with today?s eclectic art scene

Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for
anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.
History of art / art & design styles
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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