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Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; Grace Castagnetta; Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, 1937.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A monumental history of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and minor arts throughout the world, from prehistoric times through the early 20th century with an emphasis on the societies and cultures from which they evolved. Includes many illustrations, some in color, plus a list of musical recordings.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944.
Arts.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1937
(OCoLC)595028023
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; Grace Castagnetta; Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 511195
Notes: On the inside of the wrapper is a map of the arts, drawn by Hendrik Willem Van Loon.
"A few musical illustrations [prepared by Grace Castagnetta]": pages 641-658.
English edition has title: The arts of mankind.
Description: xxiii, 677 pages, 1 leaf illustrations, plates (some color) 24 cm
Contents: The art of prehistoric man --
The art of Egypt --
Babylon and Chaldea and the land of the mysterious Sumerians --
Heinrich Schliemann --
The art of the Greeks --
The age of Pericles --
Pots and pans and earrings and spoons --
The etruscans and the Romans --
The Jews --
Early christian art --
The Copts --
The art of the Byzantines --
Russia --
Islam --
Medieval Persia --
The Romanesque period --
The provence --
Gothic --
The end of the Gothic period --
The spirit of the Renaissance. Florence --
Il beato fra giovanni angelico da fiesole --
Niccolo Machiavelli --
Florences comes into its own as the world's greatest art center --
The putti --
The invention of the oil painting --
The Italian picture factory gets under way --
America --
New ears begin to listen where new eyes have already been taught to see --
The new prosperity reaches the heart of Europe --
A mighty fortress is our God --
Baroque --
The Dutch school of painting --
The grand siecle --
Monsieur de moliere dies and is buried in sacred ground --
The actor makes his reapperance --
The opera --
Cremona --
A new and fashionable form of entertainment --
Rococco. Some more rococo --
India, China, and Japan --
Goya --
The picture-book gives way to the music-book --
Bach, Handel, Hayden, Mozart, and Beethoven --
Pompeii, Winckelmann, and Lessing --
Revolution and Empire --
Chaos: 1815-1937 --
The romantic period --
Revolt in the studio --
Asylum --
The music in the nineteenth century --
Das lied --
Paganini and Liszt --
Berlioz --
Daguerre --
Johann Strauss --
Chopin --
Richard Wagner --
Johannes Brahms --
Claude Debussy.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by Hendrik Willem Van Loon.

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A monumental history of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and minor arts throughout the world, from prehistoric times through the early 20th century with an emphasis on the societies and cultures from which they evolved. Includes many illustrations, some in color, plus a list of musical recordings.

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