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Uniform Title Arte storia universale. English
Title Art : a world history
Edition First American edition
Published New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 1998

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Description 720 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
regular print
Series Millenium classic limited edition collection
Millenium classic limited edition collection
Contents [pt. I.] Prehistoric & ancient art. From the Paleolithic to the Pre-Classical civilizations : Prehistoric art ; The art of the ancient kingdoms ; The art of the Ancient East ; Ancient Aegean art ; Timeline: Prehistoric art ; Timeline: Pre-Classical civilizations -- Hellenic & Italic civilizations : The art of the Greeks ; Italic art ; Timeline: The art of the Greeks ; Timeline: Italic art -- [pt. II.] The ancient world from the Roman Empire to the Fourth Crusade. An art for Europe, Asia, and Africa : The art of the Roman Empire ; Timeline: The art of the Roman Empire -- From late antiquity to the Romanesque : The early Christians & their art ; Barbarian art ; Byzantine art ; From Carolingian to Romanesque art ; Timeline: From late antiquity to the Romanesque -- The artistic cultures of Asia & Africa : Persian & Islamic art ; The Indian region & the Far East ; Classical art of sub-Saharan Africa ; Timeline: The artistic cultures of Asia & Africa -- [pt. III.] From the great cities of Europe to the four corners of the world. The triumph of the city : Gothic art ; The early Renaissance ; The high Renaissance ; Timeline: Gothic art ; Timeline: The Renaissance -- Baroque & Rococo: the city & the court : The 17th century: the age of spectacle ; The splendors of the 18th century ; Timeline: the 17th century: the age of spectacle ; Timeline: The splendors of the 18th century -- Artistic cultures of Asia & the Americas : The art of Asia ; Pre-Columbian art ; Timeline: Artistic cultures of Asia & the Americas
[pt. IV.] Art, commerce, & industry. The 18th & 19th centuries : Neoclassicism ; Romanticism ; Orientalism ; A return to the past ; Timeline: The 18th & 19th centuries -- Art styles in the industrial 19th century : Official art ; The creation of the metropolis ; Art, technology, & industry ; Furnishings & fashions ; The European influence ; Timeline: Art styles in the industrial 19th century -- [pt. V.] A crisis of tradition & the birth of contemporary art. Developments in the 19th century : The birth of realism ; The impressionists ; Timeline: Developments in the 19th century -- New trends in the 19th & 20th centuries : Post-Impressionism ; The Modern style ; Timeline: New trends in the 19th & 20th centuries -- The art of Africa & Oceania : Artistic cultures of sub-Saharan Africa ; Artistic cultures of the Pacific ; Timeline: The art of Africa & Oceania -- [pt. VI.] Art of the 20th century. A revolution in the arts : Expressionism & Fauvism ; The great Avant-garde movements ; The new architecture ; Art & politics ; Timeline: A revolution in the arts -- Postwar developments & contemporary art : Art in the postwar period ; The new Avant-garde & Postmodernism ; Architecture in the second half of the 20th century ; Toward a new century ; Timeline: Postwar developments & contemporary art ; The future of art / Gillo Dorfles ; The search for art / Giorgio Taborelli
Summary An illustrated history of world art from its earliest beginnings through the end of the twentieth century, grouped by era, and discussing all the major movements in art, architecture, and design
From cave paintings and computer art to classical temples and postmodern office buildings, a comprehensive guide to art and architecture from around the world features accounts of different periods of world art, with timelines to assist in comprehending various styles, techniques, and forms. --Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 686-687) and index
Subject Aesthetics.
Art -- History.
Art -- Philosophy.
Sculpture.
LC no. 97020234
ISBN 0789423820
078948904X