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Art: A World History Paperback – November 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Abrams (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810994429
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810994423
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 5.3 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Overall, the book is great to have around and a pleasure to flip through.
Mrthomcollins
This is a great reference book and a jumping-off point for more in-depth exploration into art history and the people who shaped it.
Observer
I love small compact sizes, so this book with its small size and huge content was a lovely surprise.
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145 of 148 people found the following review helpful By Observer on December 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was just what I had been searching for: a well-illustrated, thorough - yet concise - "all-encompassing" book of world art. This work covers individuals/creations from ancient times to present, and provides timelines and interesting facts like brief artist bios, the current locations of the featured masterpieces, and the official names of each artistic "period." Each artist gets his/her own few pages, describing his/her style/history, and there are tons of images, including one of the artist him/herself. It's quite substantial, and the pages have a high-quality shine. This is a great reference book and a jumping-off point for more in-depth exploration into art history and the people who shaped it.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful By David Euhus on April 20, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a good book for those who slept through high school or college art history and now wish they had a bit more background for enjoying their local museum of art. The book is VERY concise and provides relevant historical perspectives. The page size is small (it is really a very thick handbook) so the photos of the various pieces are hard to appreciate. I have enjoyed going through it, however, and it has provided the foundation I was looking for.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca T. Atherton on November 22, 2008
Format: Paperback
I was looking for an interesting historical world view of art to teach a small group of 5 8th/9th graders. Having searched Google I found the book on Amazon which gave me the pertinent information I needed. It was great and a relief to find the book having done a lot of searching and I thank you for the prompt delivery. The students are fascinated by the book and the pictures are a great help and make the history very interesting.

Thanks again

R.T. Atherton
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mrthomcollins on December 22, 2010
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I should start by saying that the book itself as a reference is great. It covers a wide expanse of time. The chapters begin with an introduction about the era being covered. The artist profiles include facts about the artist like their birth and death dates, locations and influences.

I was surprised when I pulled the book out of the shipping box at how small it was. I expected the book to be slightly larger and neglected to check the dimensions before ordering. This is normally not something anybody considers before ordering a book online. The book it slightly larger than a typical CD case and about as thick as five cd cases.

Norman Rockwell was omitted from the text. I'd thought for sure that such a well known artist would have been included. I understand that the text cannot reasonably cover EVERY artist from history, however, There were a handfull of other artists that were omitted as well.

Overall, the book is great to have around and a pleasure to flip through. I was surprised at how many of the pieces I recognized. I purchased this as a reference to just have around and add a little more subject matter to the book case.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By cyd on December 14, 2011
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The content is nice but the size of the book is really small, so it is really hard to read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By George Goldberg on August 9, 2011
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This is a superb survey of art, mostly painting and sculpture, from ancient to modern times - mostly Western, with a brief excursion into Japanese prints. The reproductions, most in brilliant color, are extraordinarily good. There are brief biographies of the artists with informative captions with the works. Perhaps most surprising and welcome in so small a book, the print is strong and unusually clear and easy to read. 500 pages with an index, but no bibliography. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Hasbrouck on August 25, 2010
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Easy to read (and fun as well) with most everything you would expect to find in a comprehensive history of art. Nothing new, no radical perspectives, but in depth enough to inspire further reading.
I wish it was bigger for the sake of the illustrations.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Panson on January 14, 2009
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I was very happy with this purchase. For a compact book, it is full of info and photos on both the artist and his paintings and you can't beat the price of it.
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