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30,000 Years of Art

The Story of Human Creativity Across Time & Space


An accessible introduction to the whole of art history, from prehistoric times to the present day – now revised and expanded


Phaidon Editors


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An accessible introduction to the whole of art history, from prehistoric times to the present day – now revised and expanded.

This updated edition includes over 25 new entries that expand the scope of the book further into the 21st century.

Features 600 of the world’s greatest works of art across all media (painting, sculpture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics), ranging from seminal masterworks to lesser known pieces in both the fine and decorative arts.

Texts are written by 35 of the world’s leading museum curators, academics and archaeologists and the easy-to-use chronological format featuring illustrated timelines, and a glossary of terms, schools and movements.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 220 x 220 mm (8 5/8 x 8 5/8 in)
Pages: 656 pp
Illustrations: 605 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714870090

"A museum of masterpieces made for a coffee table." —NPR

"1,000 beautiful plates... Illustrate such a variety of objects that even the most erudite reader is bound to find something new." —The Sunday Telegraph

"One for the cultured armchair traveler looking for inspiration for future journeys. " —The Times

"This enormous tome of encyclopedic proportions is an essential addition to any library." —The Bookseller

"This is a book art-lovers and cultural anthropologists-scholars and laypeople alike-are guaranteed to cherish." —Publishers Weekly

"The ultimate art reference book." —Homes & Antiques

"1,000 beautiful plates... Illustrate such a variety of objects that even the most erudite reader is bound to find something new." —The Sunday Telegraph

"One for the cultured armchair traveler looking for inspiration for future journeys. " —The Times

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