The Art Book

The Art Book

An A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques. Each artist is represented by a full-page colour plate of a definitive work, accompanied by explanatory and illuminating information on the image and its creator An A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art historical classificati...

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Title:The Art Book
Author:Phaidon Press
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Genres:Art
ISBN:0714836257
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:515 pages pages

The Art Book Reviews

  • Thuraya Batterjee
    Feb 19, 2008
    this book presents a fresh and original approach to art. It is an essential reference to those of us who are always looking for inspiration.. And a good visual sourcebook too.. ...
  • Michelle
    Jan 12, 2013
    This was really an interesting concept. Hundreds of artists, drawn from many times, movements, places, one page spread per artist--one work, one short explanation, a little attempt to locate the artist in time and movement. I couldn't stay out of this at work--we kept going back, openi...
  • Kris
    Aug 19, 2010
    Much to my husband's dismay, I took the binding off this book and put each page in a page protector; it now takes up two binders. But now, for $19.95 plus page protectors and binders, I have over 500 pieces of art that can be passed around my classroom. Well, most of them can be pas...
  • Maria Panteli
    Apr 11, 2010
    I got this as a gift recently and I must say it's amazing. I am a bit of an art geek and I always have been. I enjoy this book because of the variety of different artists in it; all of which have contributed to my fascination with art in some way. I know some of the artists pretty we...
  • Erin
    Jan 26, 2011
    I've always wanted to learn more about art and art history, and this was a good sampling. It takes 500 different artists and shows one work from each of them. It was a nice introduction to artists I hadn't heard of before, and it gave a brief synopsis of the work and the artist. Thi...
  • Tidar Rachmadi
    Jan 09, 2011
    I guess, no real artits really read this art book. But, this book is very artsy on the cover and 1000 times more artsy inside. And best of all, it's from Phaidon. ...
  • Diana Habashneh
    Mar 07, 2011
    very simple, a photo of the artist work, brief about the artist it gives you hints, not very helpful but it's a joy to the eye, you can like a painting or a sculpture and go do the research yourself, witch is not a bad idea after all, that is not a bad idea after all ...
  • Bob Hartley
    May 28, 2012
    This book is the Linkin Park of the art book world. Granted it doesn't have to be as scrupulous as a doctor giving a prostate exam but it's still quite vague and doesn't give much away. Still useful if you're doing your GCSEs though. ...
  • Anton Klink
    Jun 24, 2013
    This book sets out to present one work of art from 500 different artist. This sounds good in theory, but since all the artists and their one work of art are listed alphabetically, the end result is eclectic and chaotic. This would have been a much better book, had the same contents bee...
  • Kristen
    Nov 30, 2012
    Plain and simple: This was the book that made me fall in love with the visual arts. Almost every time I went to the library as a girl, I would borrow this book. I would sit and look at it for hours, never getting bored with it. I still haven't purchased this book for my collection, but...