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Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism

Cole, Bruce and Adelheid Gealt

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ISBN 10: 0671670077 / ISBN 13: 9780671670078
Published by New York: Summit Books, 1989, New York, 1989
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Hard Cover. Fine. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First ed., 345 Pps + xx., plus 2 Pps. of illustration credits, includes introduction by Michael Wood with 9 color illustrations. Book is lavishly illustrated with works of art. Book basically accompanies Wood's TV PBS Series "Art of the Western World". The text strongly addresses the issue of what the artists were thinking, and the inside world of the times of each artist. Binding and text are as new. DJ is as new except for a slight bend at bottom of backbone, a 1/4 inch tear at top of front of dj, and one slight 1/10 inch wide nick on bottom of back of dj. Book net wt. 2 lbs. 14 oz. Bookseller Inventory # 000064

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Title: Art of the Western World: From Ancient ...

Publisher: New York: Summit Books, 1989, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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This magnificent volume, the official tie-in edition to the major fall PBS series, offers a wide-ranging introduction to the greatest and most beautiful art of the Western world. Includes 350 photographs which provide a stunning overview of the best of Western art.

About the Author:

Bruce Cole is Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University. A former Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, he is the author of many highly acclaimed books on art history, among them Italian Art 1250-1550: The Relation of Renaissance Art to Life and Society, and Masaccio and the Art of Early Renaissance Florence.

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