The World of Art, From Aboriginal to American Pop, Renaissance Masters to Postmodernism

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Provides an introduction to art as the use of forms in context to create content, the principles of modern and world art, and painting techniques, and offers timelines, information on art movements, and details about painters.

Book News
Here's a fun, unusual art reference, nicely produced with several hundred good, page-size reproductions. What's unusual is the arrangement. Extended, in-depth essays on modern art, on painting techniques, and on world art precede a section of timelines. Then, about 25 art movements are profiled in one-page entries consisting of a representative painting and a few paragraphs of text. Finally, arranged alphabetically by name, similar profiles of about 50 individual artists, traditional and modernist and from all parts of the world, each include a painting and a capsule summary. So, browsers can have a ball with the visual impact of a painting by post Impressionist Toulouse-Lautrec juxtaposed with one by Australian Aborigini painter Tjapaltjarri, for example. Art historian and general editor Belton is affiliated with Okanagan University College in British Columbia. Christopher Rothko (son of artist Mark Rothko) provides the foreword. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
This new book, Art, covers the entire range of painted art from the thirteenth century to the modern day, reaching through the cradle of European discovery and the dynamo of North American art to traditional forms in the Far and Middle East. This unique approach and the powerful, arresting visual appeal of the wonderful paintings within provide a breathtaking degree of richness and diversity, unmatched by any comparable title. The core section is the A-Z by artist, giving equal prominence to traditional and modern artists from every part of the world. Each entry offers essential information about the artist, including influences, key works, and associated artists.

Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill, 2002
ISBN: 9780823003426
Branch Call Number: 709 ART
Characteristics: 512 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Belton, Robert James 1953-


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