9780071625869

Teach Yourself Art History, New Edition

  • ISBN 13:

    9780071625869

  • ISBN 10:

    0071625860

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/15/2009
  • Publisher: Amazon.Com

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Summary

Get more out of artTeach Yourself Art Historyis a comprehensive and unpretentious guide that will ensure you gain a solid grounding in this fascinating subject. It begins by asking the fundamental question, "what exactly is art?" before delving into the main historical approaches and interpretations, such as formalism, postmodernism and context. The different art periods, styles and genres are all considered in detail and illustrated with well-known examples, as are painting techniques and the way in which art is presented in museums and galleries. So, whether you are preparing for a course in art history or just want to gain confidence in your own opinions, this is the book for you.

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