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Architecture, Painting, sculpture, Graphics, TechincsWhat is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art -Leonardo da VinciThis exquisitely illustrated book presents the entire span of world art in more than 700 pages and over 1200 superb images, accompanied by explanatory charts and diagrams. It elucidates the development of the arts, from the origins of human artistic endeavours, such as the cave paintings in Lascaux and Altamira, to the Renaissance and the work of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and on to modern and contemporary art by Sigmar Polke and Damien Hirst. In addition to the most important artists and works from each epoch and style, techniques, materials, and stylistic devices are also given careful consideration. This comprehensive volume gives readers a thorough overview of the art of the advanced civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; the developments and masterful achievements of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque periods as well as the rich plurality of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
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Book Description Parragon Book Service Ltd, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111445455854
Book Description Parragon Book Service Ltd, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1445455854