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Larousse encyclopedia of prehistoric and ancient art; art and mankind.

Author: René Huyghe
Publisher: New York, Prometheus Press [1967]
Series: Art and mankind, v.1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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Each chapter has a section giving clearly and concisely the facts about all the arts -- painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, etc. There is also a series of detailed essays by leading authorities on the successive phases of art all over the world, and each chapter begins with a penetrating text by one eminent art historian on the course of art over different areas and periods in relation  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Huyghe
OCLC Number: 301074
Notes: Translation of v. 1 of L'art et l'homme.
Description: 415 pages illustrations (some color) 30 cm.
Contents: Prehistoric art --
Primitive art --
The agrarian empires --
The metal civilisations --
The earliest civilisations of antiquity --
Antiquity and the shaping of the modern world --
The development of art in Asia.
Series Title: Art and mankind, v.1.
Other Titles: Art and mankind
Responsibility: General editor René Huyghe [text prepared by Emily Evershed and others from the French original.

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Each chapter has a section giving clearly and concisely the facts about all the arts -- painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, etc. There is also a series of detailed essays by leading authorities on the successive phases of art all over the world, and each chapter begins with a penetrating text by one eminent art historian on the course of art over different areas and periods in relation to one another and to civilisation as a whole.

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