Art History for DummiesBook - 2007
Whether you?re an art enthusiast who?d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn?t tell a Titian and a De Kooning?but would like to? Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers:The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What?s up with today?s eclectic art scene
Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.