9780714832470

The Story of Art - 16th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714832470

  • ISBN10:

    0714832472

  • Edition: 16th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/9/1995
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press

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Summary

This text is the 16th revised and updated edition of this introduction to art,rom the earliest cave paintings to experimental art. Eight new artists fromhe modern period have been introduced. They are: Corot, Kollwitz, Nolde, dehirico, Brancussi, Magritte, Nicolson and Morandi. A sequence of new "ndings" have been added, and the captions are now fuller, including theedium and dimension of the works illustrated. Six fold-outs present selectedarge-scale works. They are: Van Eyck's "Ghent Altarpiece", Leonardo's "Lastupper", Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Jackson Pollock's "One (Number 31,950)", Van der Weyden's "Descent from the Cross" and Michelangelo's Sistinehapel ceiling.

Table of Contents

Preface 7(8)
Introduction
On art and artists
15(24)
Strange Beginnings
Prehistoric and primitive peoples; Ancient America
39(16)
Art for Eternity
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete
55(20)
The Great Awakening
Greece, seventh to fifth century BC
75(24)
The Realm of Beauty
Greece and the Greek world, fourth century BC to first century AD
99(18)
World Conquerors
Romans, Buddhists, Jews and Christians, first to fourth century AD
117(16)
A Parting of Ways
Rome and Byzantium, fifth to thirteenth century
133(10)
Looking Eastwards
Islam, China, second to thirteenth century
143(14)
Western Art in the Melting Pot
Europe, sixth to eleventh century
157(14)
The Church Militant
The twelfth century
171(14)
The Church Triumphant
The thirteenth century
185(22)
Courtiers and Burghers
The fourteenth century
207(16)
The Conquest of Reality
The early fifteenth century
223(24)
Tradition and Innovation I
The later fifteenth century in Italy
247(22)
Tradition and Innovation II
The fifteenth century in the North
269(18)
Harmony Attained
Tuscany and Rome, early sixteenth century
287(38)
Light and Colour
Venice and northern Italy, early sixteenth century
325(16)
The New Learning Spreads
Germany and the Netherlands, early sixteenth century
341(20)
A Crisis of Art
Europe, later sixteenth century
361(26)
Vision and Visions
Catholic Europe, first half of the seventeenth century
387(26)
The Mirror of Nature
Holland, seventeenth century
413(22)
Power and Glory I
Italy, later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
435(12)
Power and Glory II
France, Germany and Austria, late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries
447(10)
The Age of Reason
England and France, eighteenth century
457(18)
The Break in Tradition
England, America and France, late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
475(24)
Permanent Revolution
The nineteenth century
499(36)
In Search of New Standards
The late nineteenth century
535(22)
Experimental Art
The first half of the twentieth century
557(42)
A Story Without End
The triumph of Modernism
599(19)
Another turning of the tide
618(8)
The changing past
626(12)
A note on art books 638(17)
Chronological charts 655(9)
Maps 664(6)
List of illustrations by location 670(4)
Index and glossary 674(13)
Acknowledgements 687

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