The Short Story of Art by Susie Hodge
A Pocket Guide to Key Movements, Works, Themes & Techniques

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More than likely, the reader will be sparked by the surface information presented here and will want to move on to more in-depth sources. And this is exactly the purpose of this inviting and engaging project. It is a well-presented lure into the potentially overwhelming world of art history.
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The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes, and techniques.

The design of the book allows the student or art enthusiast to easily navigate their way around key periods, artists and styles. Accessible and concise, it simplifies and explains the most important and influential concepts in art, and shows how they are linked.

The book explains how, why, and when art changed, who introduced certain things, what they were, where they were produced, and whether they matter. It demystifies artistic jargon, giving readers a thorough understanding and broad enjoyment of art.
 

About Susie Hodge

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Susie Hodge is an art historian, historian, and artist. She is the bestselling author of numerous books, among them 50 Art Ideas, How to Survive Modern Art, Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That: Modern Art Explained, and 50 Art Nouveau Works of Art You Should Know.
 
Published May 2, 2017 by Laurence King Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Cindy Helms on May 22 2017

More than likely, the reader will be sparked by the surface information presented here and will want to move on to more in-depth sources. And this is exactly the purpose of this inviting and engaging project. It is a well-presented lure into the potentially overwhelming world of art history.

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