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Art : a world history.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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From cave paintings and computer art to classical temples and postmodern office buildings, a comprehensive guide to art and architecture from around the world features accounts of different periods of world art, with timelines to assist in comprehending various styles, techniques, and forms. --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
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Arte storia universale. English.
Art.
New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 1998
(OCoLC)607144150
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0789423820 9780789423825
OCLC Number: 36847847
Description: 720 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: [pt. I.] Prehistoric & ancient art. From the Paleolithic to the Pre-Classical civilizations : Prehistoric art ; The art of the ancient kingdoms ; The art of the Ancient East ; Ancient Aegean art ; Timeline: Prehistoric art ; Timeline: Pre-Classical civilizations --
Hellenic & Italic civilizations : The art of the Greeks ; Italic art ; Timeline: The art of the Greeks ; Timeline: Italic art --
[pt. II.] The ancient world from the Roman Empire to the Fourth Crusade. An art for Europe, Asia, and Africa : The art of the Roman Empire ; Timeline: The art of the Roman Empire --
From late antiquity to the Romanesque : The early Christians & their art ; Barbarian art ; Byzantine art ; From Carolingian to Romanesque art ; Timeline: From late antiquity to the Romanesque --
The artistic cultures of Asia & Africa : Persian & Islamic art ; The Indian region & the Far East ; Classical art of sub-Saharan Africa ; Timeline: The artistic cultures of Asia & Africa --
[pt. III.] From the great cities of Europe to the four corners of the world. The triumph of the city : Gothic art ; The early Renaissance ; The high Renaissance ; Timeline: Gothic art ; Timeline: The Renaissance --
Baroque & Rococo: the city & the court : The 17th century: the age of spectacle ; The splendors of the 18th century ; Timeline: the 17th century: the age of spectacle ; Timeline: The splendors of the 18th century --
Artistic cultures of Asia & the Americas : The art of Asia ; Pre-Columbian art ; Timeline: Artistic cultures of Asia & the Americas. [pt. IV.] Art, commerce, & industry. The 18th & 19th centuries : Neoclassicism ; Romanticism ; Orientalism ; A return to the past ; Timeline: The 18th & 19th centuries --
Art styles in the industrial 19th century : Official art ; The creation of the metropolis ; Art, technology, & industry ; Furnishings & fashions ; The European influence ; Timeline: Art styles in the industrial 19th century --
[pt. V.] A crisis of tradition & the birth of contemporary art. Developments in the 19th century : The birth of realism ; The impressionists ; Timeline: Developments in the 19th century --
New trends in the 19th & 20th centuries : Post-Impressionism ; The Modern style ; Timeline: New trends in the 19th & 20th centuries --
The art of Africa & Oceania : Artistic cultures of sub-Saharan Africa ; Artistic cultures of the Pacific ; Timeline: The art of Africa & Oceania --
[pt. VI.] Art of the 20th century. A revolution in the arts : Expressionism & Fauvism ; The great Avant-garde movements ; The new architecture ; Art & politics ; Timeline: A revolution in the arts --
Postwar developments & contemporary art : Art in the postwar period ; The new Avant-garde & Postmodernism ; Architecture in the second half of the 20th century ; Toward a new century ; Timeline: Postwar developments & contemporary art ; The future of art / Gillo Dorfles ; The search for art / Giorgio Taborelli.
Other Titles: Arte storia universale.

Abstract:

From cave paintings and computer art to classical temples and postmodern office buildings, a comprehensive guide to art and architecture from around the world features accounts of different periods of world art, with timelines to assist in comprehending various styles, techniques, and forms. --Publisher's description.

An illustrated history of world art from its earliest beginnings through the end of the twentieth century, grouped by era, and discussing all the major movements in art, architecture, and design.

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