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Author Honour, Hugh.

Title The visual arts : a history / Hugh Honour & John Fleming.

Edition Revised seventh edition.
Publication Info. London : Laurence King Publishing, 2009.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  709 HON    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 984 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 950-959) and index.
Contents Part I. Foundations of art -- 1. Before history -- 2. The early civilization -- 3. Developments across the continents -- 4. The Greeks and their neighbours -- 5. Hellenistic and Roman art -- Part II. Art and the world religions -- 6. Buddhism, Hinduism and the arts of South and East Asia -- 7. Early Christian and Byzantine art -- 8. Early Islamic art -- Part III. Sacred and secular art. 9. Medieval Christendom -- 10. The fifteenth century in Europe -- 11. The sixteenth century in Europe -- 12. The Americas, Africa and Asia -- 13. The seventeenth century in Europe -- 14. Enlightenment and liberty -- Part IV. The making of the modern world -- 15. Romanticism to realism -- 16. Eastern traditions -- 17. Impressionism to post-impressionism -- 18. Indigenous arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania -- Part V. Twentieth-century art and beyond -- 19. Art from 1900 to 1919 -- 20. Between the two world wars -- 21. Post-war to post-modern -- 22. Into the third millennium.
Summary "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 30,000 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 Americas. This 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 history. The insight, elegance, and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented by 1459 superb illustrations, many of which are now in color." Provied by publisher.
Subject Art -- History.
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628.
Added Author Fleming, John, 1919-2001, author.
ISBN 9781780671178
1780671172
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