The Handy Art History Answer Book by Madelynn Dickerson
(The Handy Answer Book Series)

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The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy to read resource on art history. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art—its history, techniques, materials, forms, colors, style, the nature of artistic expression, and how to look at art—is followed by examinations of the main periods and movements of art history. The book both explains and shows important elements, influences, artists, and masterworks of era and the world events and cultures that influenced and changed them through nearly 150 color images of indispensable masterworks. This accessible and entertaining resource for readers with a casual interest in art history as well as industry professionals also includes a glossary of terms to demystify jargon and explain theory.


About Madelynn Dickerson

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Madelynn Dickerson is an art writer and a former teacher of art history at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She received a master of science in history of art: history, theory, and display from the University of Edinburgh. She lives in Los Angeles.
Published June 1, 2013 by Visible Ink Press. 304 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Using the series signature question-and-answer format, this title offers 600 entries on the major artists, schools, periods, movements, and techniques of art from all areas of the world. Arranged chronologically (after an introductory chapter explaining art principles and history, such as What is...

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