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Appreciating Art: An Expert Companion to Help You Understand, Interpret and Enjoy

Appreciating Art: An Expert Companion to Help You Understand, Interpret and Enjoy

by Diana Newall (Author)

Synopsis

An authoritative, concise guide to the history, principles and theories behind Western paintings. Easy to dip into, easy to carry when you visit a gallery and refreshingly simple to navigate, this book provides the background and context for the most popular paintings and painters from 1400 to the present. It is divided thematically into genre chapters (still lifes, nudes etc.) and the paintings are arranged chronologically in each chapter. The book is also filled with cross references to help the reader make comparisons both as to genres and across centuries. Most art history books are either scholarly or deal with a specific movement, subject or artist. Where this book scores is in the breath of the subject and its easily accessible - yet authoritative - manner.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Herbert Press Ltd
Published: 19 Mar 2008

ISBN 10: 0713687304
ISBN 13: 9780713687309
Book Overview: Ordered thematically and covering a broad area - not just one specific movement, subject or artist Authoritative but accessible text Highly illustrated Appealing format Competitively priced

Author Bio
Diana Newell received both her MA and her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She now teaches Art History at the University of Kent, Ashbourne College and Canterbury College. She has previously written several other books on art history.