10,000 Years of Art is a compact guide to world art, offering a fresh perspective on the whole of art history from 8,000 BC to the present day. Organized in chronological order, the 500 works of art presented here cover all cultures (not just western) and represent the finest examples of fine and de..
This important addition to our understanding of art history's masterworks puts some of the world's most famous paintings under a magnifying glass, to help us look much, much closer at images we might have thought we knew well.Guiding our eye to the minutiae of subject and symbolism, Rose-Marie and R..
Whether you're thinking of getting a tattoo or just want to see to what lengths others have gone in decorating their bodies, this is the book to check out.1000 Tattoos explores the history of the art worldwide via designs and photos-from 19th-century engravings to tribal body art, from circus ladies..
From the cave paintings of Lascaux to the Madonnas of the Renaissance Italians, to the caustic canvases of the Pop Art movement, manifestations. Punctuated by extended commentaries of the paintings and biographies of the most influential artists, this work, with its thousand reproductions, contains ..
Abstraction shook Western art to its core. In the early part of the 20th century, it refuted the reign of clear, indisputable forms and confronted audiences instead with vivid visual poems devoid of conventional representational imagery and characterized by allegories of emotion and sensation.This r..
Hailed as the first American-born art movement to have a worldwide influence, Abstract Expressionism denotes the non-representational use of paint as a means of personal expression. It emerged in America in the 1940s, with lead protagonists including Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell..
Despite being one of the most significant cultural figures to have emerged from China in recent decades, Ai Weiwei Hon RA is so controversial within his native country that until recently his name was removed from Chinese editions of art books. Eloquently fusing art and activism with a dark and rebe..
Albrecht Durer's (1471-1528) work stands out as one of the most innovative of the Northern Renaissance, revolutionising landscape and portraiture techniques in both religious and secular painting. This book offers a wide selection of Durer's works, and its compact format makes it the ideal gift for ..
This whimsical collection of Andy Warhol's early drawings reveals the visual musings of the man before he became the legend. The relatively unknown experiments in commercial illustration collected here were created between 1950 and 1960, pre-dating his more famous paintings and prints. Fanciful, vib..
Timeboxes or Time Capsules are cardboard boxes, all identical in size, in which Andy Warhol, over the years, literally stuffed anything that he laid his hands on - apparently not needing what was contained inside these boxes, he did seem to want to save the memory of the contents - a gigantic archiv..
Angels, those mystical, winged figures of religion and myth, have inspired writers and artists for centuries. Included in this book are pictures of angels by the greatest classical and contemporary artists, from delicate, whimsical cupids to majestic depictions of the archangel Michael...