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Art in Time

A World History of Styles and Movements


An up-to-date guide to the most significant art styles and movements from the present to antiquity


Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


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Price: USD$69.95

Beginning with the most recent artistic developments of the twenty-first century and tracing the thread of art history back in time, Art in Time offers a new perspective on the styles and movements of art. Tracked on a timeline of historical and art historical events that provides social and political context, each style or movement is defined by representative artworks, and its place in the history of art illuminated by concise and engaging texts written by specialists in each period.

This unique presentation of the 150 most important artistic styles and movements allows you to explore the family tree of art history and to come away with an understanding of how art is informed by its time and its predecessors, adapting and changing the way we see, think and interpret the world around us. Spanning not just the Western tradition but also styles and movements from India, China, Japan, Latin America and Africa, Art in Time shows the way styles and movements intersect and influence each other throughout time.

Historical photographs and documentary ephemera bring each period to life. A preface, comprehensive glossary and index make this a complete resource for anyone curious about how art became what it today.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 368 pp
Illustrations: 600 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714867373

Over twenty specialist contributors include:

Noit Banai, Lecturer of Visual and Critical Studies at Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Lee Beard, Independent Art Historian and Editor of the Ben Nicholson Catalogue Raisonné
Lucy Bowditch, Associate Professor of Art History at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York
Olga Goriunova, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick, Coventry
Katie Hill, Director of the Office of Contemporary Chinese Art and consultant lecturer at Sotheby's Institute of Art
Monica Kjellman-Chapin, Associate Professor of Art History at Emporia State University, Kansas
Lloyd Laing, Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Caroline Levitt, Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Matthew McKelway, Associate Professor of Japanese Art History at Columbia University, New York
Jeffrey Moser, Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History at McGill University, Montreal
Stella Paul, formerly Educator-in-Charge of Exhibitions and Communication, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Alistair Rider, Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland
Robert Shane, Assistant Professor of Art History at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York
Sarah Symmons, Reader Emeritus in Art History and Theory, University of Essex/p>
Elsje van Kessel, Lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland
Alicia Volk, Associate Professor of Japanese Art History at the University of Maryland

Contents and Sections:

Preface

The Information Age: Twenty-first to Late Twentieth Century
The Space Age: Mid-Twentieth Century
The World at War: Early Twentieth Century
The Industrial Revolution: Nineteenth Century
The Age of Enlightenment: Eighteenth Century
The Age of Discovery: Seventeenth Century
The Renaissance: Sixteenth to Fourteenth Centuries
The Medieval World: Thirteenth to Fourth Century
The Classical Age: Third Century AD to Fifth Century BC

Glossary
Index
Image Credits

"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

"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."—Bridget Arsenault, Vanity Fair

"This is a highly informative book, an excellent reference guide."—San Diego Book Review

"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

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