Atlas of Western Art History

Atlas of Western Art History

Artists, Sites, and Movements From Ancient Greece to the Modern Age

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
A reference guide covering the classical ancient world, Europe, and the Americas explores the places, trends, and artists that have influenced the Western artistic tradition

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Arranged chronologically and grouped by period and artistic style, this atlas presents 150 maps that portray such information as the spread of artistic styles throughout history; sites of temples, monuments, cathedrals, palaces, and villas; travels of artists in Europe during the Renaissance, the 18th century, and the World Wars; the influence of Byzantine and Islamic art; city planning from ancient Rome to the 20th century; and sites of sculpting materials sources. Accompanying essays help the maps establish the historical context of artistic developments; and some 300 illustrations give a tantalizing sampling of what was being produced at various times in various places. An ambitious project, generally well-conceived and well-executed, except for the inexplicable lack of a bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1994.
ISBN: 9780816024575
081602457X
Branch Call Number: R 700
Characteristics: 335 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: White, Antony 1941-

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