The Art Book: New Edition

Hardcover | September 10, 2012

byEditors Of Phaidon

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The Second Edition ofThe Art Bookis a substantially expanded and updated version of the hugely successful original. Introducing 100 new artists selected from all periods and from across the globe, the new edition includes for the first time leading figures from the fields of photography and performance art. Works and text entries for a selection of artists from the original have also been updated.

Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994,The Art Bookhas 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 byThe 20th Century Art Book, The American Art Book,and nowThe 21st Century 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 color 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.

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The Second Edition ofThe Art Bookis a substantially expanded and updated version of the hugely successful original. Introducing 100 new artists selected from all periods and from across the globe, the new edition includes for the first time leading figures from the fields of photography and performance art. Works and text entries for a...

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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 11.75 × 10.25 × 2.25 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714864676

ISBN - 13:9780714864679

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely book Nice to peruse when I'm missing actual gallery visits
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love it Nice book to peruse when I'm missing actual gallery visits
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"Each new work is a surprise and keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat. Tell me, when's the last time you heard anyone say that about going to an art gallery or opening up an art history text book? "-Blog Critics