Author(s): Phaidon Editors
The art book that has introduced millions of people around the globe to art An accessible, informative and fun A - Z guide to artists from medieval times to the present day Updated and expanded with 100 new works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, video, installations and performance art Each artist is represented on a full page with a definitive work and explanatory and illuminating information on each image and its creator A celebrated and award-winning title published in over 20 languages Debunks art historical classifications by juxtaposing brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques Includes glossaries of artistic movements and technical terms Sensational value and an essential family reference book
"Adding over 100 new works to its roster and incorporating newer media like photography, performance art, and video installations, the new Art Book" features the ways in which the art world has been reinvigorated in the last two decades...the book is a good start for those searching for the basic building blocks of a modern art education." - "The Huffington Post""The new edition of "The Art Book" is perhaps most ideal for newcomers to art but will be enjoyable for almost anyone interested in art." - "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Art City blog""The perennial bestseller is back [...]. This classic art primer is a sure-fire bestseller." - The Bookseller. "A veritable art gallery at your fingertips, without ever leaving your home" - "Junior" "Anyone with a glimmer of interest in art is likely to have this humongous book on their shelf". - "Emerald Street Newsletter"