Great Paintings

by Karen Hosack Janes

Dorling Kindersley | September 19, 2011 | Hardcover

Great Paintings is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
A sumptuous, visual guided tour of sixty-six of the world''s greatest paintings ranging from works by Zhang Zeduan, a twelfth-century Chinese master, to modern masterpieces by Rothko and Anselm Kiefer. Great Paintings is perfect for anyone interested in learning about the world''s most noteworthy artworks.

Arranged chronologically, the story behind each painting is fully explained and examined in unrivaled depth. Artists'' biographies and features on historical and social context explore how landmark paintings have been influenced by what has gone before and how they go on to inspire what comes after them.

Reading Great Paintings is like being taken around a gallery by a personal guide who helps you to look at paintings — both familiar and new — in fresh and fascinating ways.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 12.22 × 10.32 × 0.84 in

Published: September 19, 2011

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 075668675X

ISBN - 13: 9780756686758

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the break down explanation This book is great for the art history buff, it breaks down the paintings in sections and explains the various parts and how they were relevant at the time.
Date published: 2012-05-22

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Great Paintings

by Karen Hosack Janes

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 12.22 × 10.32 × 0.84 in

Published: September 19, 2011

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 075668675X

ISBN - 13: 9780756686758

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A sumptuous, visual guided tour of sixty-six of the world''s greatest paintings ranging from works by Zhang Zeduan, a twelfth-century Chinese master, to modern masterpieces by Rothko and Anselm Kiefer. Great Paintings is perfect for anyone interested in learning about the world''s most noteworthy artworks.

Arranged chronologically, the story behind each painting is fully explained and examined in unrivaled depth. Artists'' biographies and features on historical and social context explore how landmark paintings have been influenced by what has gone before and how they go on to inspire what comes after them.

Reading Great Paintings is like being taken around a gallery by a personal guide who helps you to look at paintings — both familiar and new — in fresh and fascinating ways.