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Creation: A fully illustrated, panoramic world history of art from ancient civilisation to the present day

Creation: A fully illustrated, panoramic world history of art from ancient civilisation to the present day (Hardback)

By Stonard, John-Paul

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Some fifty thousand years ago, on an island in modern-day Indonesia, an early human used red ochre pigment to capture the likeness of a native pig on a limestone cave wall. Around the same time, across the globe in Europe, another human retrieved a lump of charcoal from an old fi...re and sketched four galloping horses. It was like a light turning on in the human mind. Our instinct to produce images in response to nature allowed the earliest Homo sapiens to understand the world around us, and to thrive. Now, the art historian John-Paul Stonard has travelled across continents to take us on a panoramic journey through the history of art - from ancient Anatolian standing stones to a Qing Dynasty ink handscroll, from a drawing by a Kiowa artist from the Great Plains to a post-independence Congolese painting. Lavishly illustrated throughout, Creation is an ambitious, thrilling and landmark work that leads us from Benin to Belgium, China to Constantinople, Mexico to Mesopotamia. Journeying from pre-history to the present day, it explores the remarkable endurance of humankind's creative impulse, and asks how - and why - we create.
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ISBN 9781408879689
Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781408879689
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Circus
Released 1 Mar 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Stonard, John-Paul
Category Art Styles Not Limited By Date
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Reference Works
History
Social & Cultural History
Anthropology
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 246mm
Dewey Code 709
Weight 1,558g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Art - History
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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