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A World History of Art, Revised 7th ed. Since its first publication this book has been hailed as the most comprehensive history of art ever published in a single volume Presenting art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, it offers an authoritative, balanced and enlightening account, ranging from a statuette carved in central Europe some , years ago to the digital, video and installation art of the new millennium The volume covers painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture and photography Textiles, coins, pottery, enamels, gold and silver are also included The scope is international, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as Europe and the AmericasThis Revised Seventh Edition expands the original coverage by embracing new developments in archaeology and art historical research, and in particular contemporary art historian Michael Archer has greatly expanded the authors discussion of the art world over the past two decades, providing a new perspective on the latest developments shaping our cultural historyThe insight, elegance and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented bysuperb illustrations, many of which are now in colour

  • Hardcover
  • A World History of Art, Revised 7th ed.
  • John Fleming
  • 15 October 2019
  • 1856695840

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5 thoughts on “A World History of Art, Revised 7th ed.

  1. Serghiou Const Serghiou Const says:

    The book in its breadth, scope, treatment, scholarship, illustration and literary merit truly sets standards of excellence In particular the breadth and scope of a single volume treatise albeit of large format and nearly one thousand pages length is nothing less than impressive The first review of the book written in 2000 is as pertinent to day as it was then but with the qualification that the flaw identified then namely the inadequate treatment of 20th century art has in this seventh edition been ably remedied by the eminent contemporary art historian Michael Archer.The book traces the evolution in the visual arts including architecture from the paleolithic era to the beginning of the 21st century and covers every continent and culture With over 1400 illustrations, half of them in full colour and an array of maps, diagrams, time charts, an outstanding glossary, an excellent list of suggested further book reading and index comprises a complete and comprehensive text An interesting feature in the book are the boxes which in this edition have been expanded to include additional areas apart from Sources and Documents and In Context which, however, correctly prevail.The wide array of considerations in the book treatment of such complex issue as art can best be appreciated by citing two excerpts from the introduction which relate to our perception of art and its place in the scheme of human affairs and the human condition The essential unity of aesthetic, moral and natural experience can be felt in them works of art in varying degrees, and they sharpen our awarness of how richly it falls on the receptive consciousness For our senses are inextricably interwined, the religious with the aesthetic, the aesthetic with the moral, and the moral with that of order and proportion The appeal of a great work of art is never purely visual, simply to delight the eye In every human society, art forms part of a complex structure of beliefs and rituals, moral and social codes, magic or science, myth or history It stands midway between scientific knowledge and magical or mythical thought, between what is perceived and what is believed and also between human capabilities and human aspirations.The book certainly comprises one of the most valuable assets of the art book collection in my library.

  2. Miss M Miss M says:

    I recommend this book if you are studying Level two and level three courses in Art History with the Open University it is a fantastic read and supports your course materials that the OU provide I brought this book to further my knowledge of art history I wish I had had this book at the time I was studying my degree.Even if you are not doing a degree buy the book anyway it is a brilliant book and helps you develop a deeper understanding of art and art history.

  3. Annabell Annabell says:

    What a wonderful book a lifetime of usefulness and interest Good quality paper and printing, fantastic illustrations and a clear and easy to read history from the first cave paintings to 20th Century modern art.

  4. Nick Nick says:

    Extensive work, 1000 pages long, has some obvious omissions, but that can be forgiven by the sheer task the authors took on to cover such a vast subject matter, it says it has sold 1 million copies, anyone who loves art should own a copy of this book, it is a fantastic reference.

  5. A.Ward A.Ward says:

    This is a large book by no of pages and entries and wanted for someone close going to uni to study art history I don t see the book as one for a dampy Sunday afternoon on the sofa with a pot of tea and have a light or heavy read, but as a serious and often used reference source.

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