Art in Time : A World History of Styles and Movements Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors

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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. Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 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, British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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

"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