Art That Changed The World

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465421203
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Art That Changed the World is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals the creative impulse behind every major art movement, from the Renaissance to Surrealism and abstract to pop art, with a visual timeline to show famous paintings and key events. Turning-point paintings that triggered movements are identified and explained as well as the influences behind the famous artworks such as technical advances, admired techniques of earlier artists, and changes in society. You'll learn why Boudin's Beach Scene inspired the impressionist movement and why Monet's Grainstacks defined it. Vivid images of artistic masterpieces from each style and a glossary of terms make this an indispensable work of reference. Covering the evolution of each major art genre as well as featuring the famous paintings that ignited new artistic movements, Art That Changed the World presents the history of art in a visually stunning way, that is perfect for art-lovers, exhibition-goers and anyone who appreciates great art.

Fifty Chairs That Changed The World

Author: Design Museum Enterprise Limited
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1840915862
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Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Chairs That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 chairs that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From Thonet's 1870 Side Chair to Konstantin Grcic's Chair_One, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

A World History Of Art

Author: Hugh Honour
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694513
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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.

Marxism And Art

Author: Bela Balazs
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814316214
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Marxism and Art is a collection of basic readings in Marxist criticism and aesthetics.

100 Ideas That Changed Art

Author: Michael Bird
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781786273888
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From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a source of inspiration and a fascinating resource for the general reader to dip into. The book shows how developments in materials and technology have radically changed the way that art is produced. Each entry explores when an idea first evolved and how it has resurfaced in the work of different artists up to the present day. Illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.

Conceptual Art

Author: Alexander Alberro
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262511179
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"Compared to other avant-garde movements that emerged in the 1960s, conceptual art has received relatively little serious attention by art historians and critics of the past twenty-five years - in part because of the difficult, intellectual nature of the art." "This anthology collects for the first time the key historical documents that helped give definition and purpose to the movement. It also contains more recent memoirs by participants, as well as critical histories of the period by some of today's leading artists and art historians. A good portion of the exchange between artists, critics, and theorists took place in difficult-to-find limited-edition catalogs, small journals, and private correspondence. These influential documents are gathered here for the first time, along with a number of previously unpublished essays and interviews."--Contracubierta.

How Christianity Changed The World

Author: Alvin J. Schmidt
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310862507
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Western civilization is becoming increasingly pluralistic,secularized, and biblically illiterate. Many people todayhave little sense of how their lives have benefited fromChristianity’s influence, often viewing the church withhostility or resentment.How Christianity Changed the World is a topicallyarranged Christian history for Christians and non-Christians. Grounded in solid research and written in apopular style, this book is both a helpful apologetic toolin talking with unbelievers and a source of evidence forwhy Christianity deserves credit for many of thehumane, social, scientific, and cultural advances in theWestern world in the last two thousand years.Photographs, timelines, and charts enhance eachchapter.This edition features questions for reflection anddiscussion for each chapter.

Art And Culture Of The Renaissance World

Author: Rupert Matthews
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 143583593X
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Introduces the Renaissance, focusing on how society, religion, and advances in technology affected art and architecture in Europe during this time period.

Seven Painters Who Changed The Course Of Art History

Author: Brian Thom McQuade Ma
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477227415
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This is the biography of 7 painters who, from the 14th to the 19th century changed the history of art forever. The book is not just about their painting but also tells about their lives, their triumphs and their disasters.

The Britannica Guide To Theories And Ideas That Changed The Modern World

Author: Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1615300295
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Discusses the scientific and philosophical theories and ideas that have been turning points in modern civilization, highlighting the key figures and cultural perspectives behind each concept.