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The Story of Painting: How art was made

The Story of Painting: How art was made (Hardback)

By DK
Foreword by Dixon, Andrew Graham

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A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists and giving them the means to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the f... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241335185
Barcode 9780241335185
Published 6 August 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241335185
ISBN-10 0241335183
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 6 August 2019
International Publication Date 1 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Foreword by Dixon, Andrew Graham
Category Theory Of Art
History of Art
Renaissance art
Baroque art
Art Styles: Classicism
History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1800 To C 1900
Art Styles: Romanticism
Art Techniques & Principles
Number of Pages 360
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 262mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 1,534g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Painting - History
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade;Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 759
Catalogue Code 991313

Description of this Book

A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists and giving them the means to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, The Story of Painting follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 150 years. Packed with lavish colour reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyse the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail. Immerse yourself in the pages of this beautiful book and find yourself dazzled by new colours; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. It will transform your understanding and enjoyment of paintings forever.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andrew Graham Dixon (spokesperson and consultant) is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television programmes in the English-speaking world. He has presented numerous landmark series on art for the BBC, including the acclaimed A History of British Art, Renaissance, and Art of Eternity, as well as numerous individual documentaries on art and artists. For more than 20 years, he has published a weekly column on art, first in the Independent and, more recently, in the Sunday Telegraph. He has written a number of books on subjects ranging from medieval painting and sculpture, to contemporary art.

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