The Art Book: New Edition, Mini Format by The Editors Of Phaidon PressThe Art Book: New Edition, Mini Format by The Editors Of Phaidon Press

The Art Book: New Edition, Mini Format

byThe Editors Of Phaidon Press

Paperback | September 25, 2014

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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 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.
This compilation draws together the research and works of a broad selection of curators, critics, artists, and academics.
Title:The Art Book: New Edition, Mini FormatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:600 pages, 6.5 × 5 × 1.25 inPublished:September 25, 2014Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714867969

ISBN - 13:9780714867960

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice coffee table book Nice selection of different artwork.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sample book of art This is a great sample of all kinds of artists to encourage you to explore variety of artists. Great book.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Don't read as much as I hoped This book is what it claims to be: a nice assortment of many types of artists and their art. It allows you to learn about many new artists, but doesn't give you much background on each one. Overall a nice coffee table book, but I don't read it as much as I thought.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great great coffee table book of art or to flip through when looking to be inspired
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book Loved the amount of art and variety of artist in this book
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Editorial Reviews

""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"