The Art Book: New Edition, Mini Format

by The Editors Of Phaidon Press

Phaidon Press | September 25, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 600 pages, 6.5 × 5 × 1.25 in

Published: September 25, 2014

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0714867969

ISBN - 13: 9780714867960

Found in: Art and Architecture

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The Art Book: New Edition, Mini Format

The Art Book: New Edition, Mini Format

by The Editors Of Phaidon Press

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 600 pages, 6.5 × 5 × 1.25 in

Published: September 25, 2014

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0714867969

ISBN - 13: 9780714867960

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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.

About the Author

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

Editorial Reviews

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"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

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