Artbook can order English books according to our customers' needs

The History of Western Art

SKU: 9780500296653 Supplier: Thames & Hudson
360,000₫

Desciption

Author:  Janetta Rebold Benton

Format: Paperback | 176 pages

Dimensions: 138 x 216 x 17.78mm | 420g

Publication date:  11 Apr 2023

A concise, reader-friendly illustrated survey of Western art and architecture from prehistory to the present day.

Acknowledging how architecture, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts reflect the culture and society of their time, this latest addition to the Art Essentials series invites the reader to experience and appreciate the entirety of Western art from prehistory to today.

Focusing on the 'history' in art history, each of the twelve chapters opens with a question to ponder, followed by a summary of the major historical developments of the period, touching on social structure, political organization, migration, race, religious beliefs, scientific advances and customs. An exploration of these themes in the visual arts reveals how architecture, sculpture and painting simultaneously shape, reflect, and document the culture of the time and place they were created. A secondary focus explores the constantly evolving aesthetic preferences that swing between naturalism and abstraction, with each era and style either rebelling against the previous or seeking to improve it. Antecedents and outside influences are also discussed.

PRODUCT REVIEWS

 The History of Western Art
 The History of Western Art
 The History of Western Art
 The History of Western Art
 The History of Western Art
 The History of Western Art
 The History of Western Art
 The History of Western Art