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The visual arts : a history

Author: Hugh Honour; John Fleming
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humandkind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion--a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail. In this Revised Seventh Edition, contemporary art historian Michael  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Honour; John Fleming
ISBN: 013950494X 9780139504945 0810939134 9780810939134
OCLC Number: 23356298
Notes: British ed. published under title: A world history of art.
Description: 766 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foundations of art --
Art and the world religions --
Sacred and secular art --
The making of the modern world --
Twentieth-century art.
Responsibility: Hugh Honour, John Fleming.

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"For over a quarter of a century this art historical tour de force has consistently proved the classic introduction to humandkind's artistic heritage. From our Paleolithic past to our digitised present, every continent and culture is covered in an articulate and well-balanced discussion--a broad and epic canvas that omits none of the fine detail. In this Revised Seventh Edition, contemporary art historian Michael Archer has brought the account of contemporary art up to date, reflecting the latest developments that continue to shape out cultural history."--Amazon.

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