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The Art Book

Mini Format


An accessible, informative and fun A–Z guide to artists from medieval times to the present day


Phaidon Editors


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Price: USD$12.95

Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, The Art Book has been an outstanding success and has become a well-known landmark in the art book world. Now published in over 20 different languages and in mini, midi and hardback formats, it has received rave reviews from numerous newspapers and magazines and has made many appearances on the bestseller lists. Complemented by The 20th Century Art Book and The American Art Book, its unique approach brings art alive. An A-Z guide to the greatest painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of a definitive work, accompanied by explanatory and illuminating information on the image and its creator. Glossaries of artistic movements and technical terms are included, making this a valuable work of reference as well as a feast for the eyes. By breaking with traditional classifications, The Art Book represents a fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multi-faceted culture.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Paperback
Size: 163 x 123 mm (6 3/8 x 4 7/8 in)
Pages: 600 pp
Illustrations: 575 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714867960

This compilation draws together the research and works of a broad selection of curators, critics, artists, and academics.

"The perennial bestseller [...] is back... This classic art primer is a sure-fire bestseller."—The Bookseller

"Still one of the best books on art, this is a superb gift for art lovers, as well as a useful introduction to those new to the study of art."—The Good Book Guide

"An anthology crackling with visual energy."—The Times

"Big, fun, well designed."—Wall Street Journal

"A great resource."—The Washingtonian

"Innovative."—Chicago Sun Times

"As a visual source book, its first class..."—Brisbane News

"The perennial bestseller [...] is back... This classic art primer is a sure-fire bestseller."—The Bookseller

"Still one of the best books on art, this is a superb gift for art lovers, as well as a useful introduction to those new to the study of art."—The Good Book Guide

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ABOUT PHAIDON

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
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