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Larousse encyclopedia of prehistoric and ancient art

Author: René Huyghe
Publisher: London : Paul Hamlyn, ©1962.
Series: Art and mankind
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView 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, ect. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Huyghe
OCLC Number: 153961839
Notes: Includes index.
Translated from the original text in French titled: L'art et l'homme.
Description: 414 p., [16] leaves of col. plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Series Title: Art and mankind
Other Titles: Art et l'homme.
Responsibility: general editor, René Huyghe.

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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, ect. 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 civilisations as a whole.

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