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Art In Time - Gauvin Alexander Bailey



Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd

Art In Time

Art in Time: A World History of Styles and Movements
A world history of art styles, schools and movements.

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An up-to-date and comprehensive guide to 150 of the most significant styles and movements that have shaped art history through time. All art is of its time, and this book is the first survey that explicitly embeds styles, schools and movements within the politics and culture in which they arose, by means of timelines, textual references and the unique present-to-past arrangement of the book. An essential guide to art styles and movements and a history of world art from the present day to Greek antiquity, this book places the reader in the art historian's seat, offering an opportunity to work backwards from our own time and reconnect the dots, or even find new dots to connect. It revives art history, for both the specialist and the general reader coming to the subject with limited knowledge - it shows graphically that art history is a living thing, not dead.

Phaidon Press Ltd


Number of Pages 368


""Like Theseus s string guiding him the Minotaur s labyrinth, "Art in Time" leads the reader through the most important styles, schools and movements from art history, and how each movement built upon its predecessor. Understand how the disobediences of the day impacted on the world of art." Vanity Fair"Beautifully produced. . . An absorbing and enlightening gallop through art. The careful balance of digestible chunks of information with beautiful images makes this equally rewarding as a dip into coffee table book or a cover to cover read." Royal Academy of Arts Magazine"