Book number: 94397 Product format: Hardback Author: JOHN POWNER

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A global bestseller, we are excited to have the updated edition which expands the scope of the book further into the 21st century. It is the most accessible, chronological introduction to art history from 28,000BC to the present and including 600 of the world's greatest works of art across all media - painting, sculpture, textiles, metalwork and ceramics and ranging from seminal masterworks to lesser-known pieces. Only here will you find Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon next to a face mask from Gabon, or Lucian Freud's Standing by the Rags alongside an Aboriginal Memorial from Australia. For each there is the country of origin like Mexico with a piece by Diego Rivera entitled Man Controller of the Universe together with dimensions and current location and year opposite Pierre Bonnard's Nude in the Bath from France 1937, Henry Moore's Recumbent Figure UK 1938 opposite Marc Chagall's White Crucifixion from Russia 1938, an Altar Head from Nigeria circa 1750 opposite Daruma in Red by Ekaku from Japan of the same date, the Middle Edo period, Rubens' The Horrors of War in Northern Baroque Style circa 1637, Belgium, opposite The Matsushima Screens from the same year in the early Edo period Japan. Super heavyweight Phaidon publication, 'truly the story of human creativity across time and space', and with informative text written by 35 of the world's leading museum curators, academics and archaeologists. With illustrated timeline, full index and extensive glossary of schools and movements. 656 pages, 22.7cm squared and 1,000 beautiful colour plates on quality glossy white paper. A terrific bargain price.

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Product Format Hardback
ISBN 9780714870090
Published Price $59.95

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