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  • Paperback: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Cassell (1 Sep 2011)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1844037045
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844037049
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 5.6 x 20.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Featuring over 800 full-colour images combined with information that will entertain, inform and surprise. Set out in chronological sequence from the 13th to the 20th century, this is an essential and comprehensive survey of the history of art. For all of you out there - look, read, enjoy, relish - and go and look for yourself with your own eyes. With more than 250,000 copies sold worldwide, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings.

About the Author

Stephen Farthing is a painter and the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor in Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. In 1990, he was elected Master of the Ruskin School of Drawing at the University of Oxford, and a Professional Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 1998, he was elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He originally studied at St. Martin's School of Art, London, gaining an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. He has been teaching fine arts since 1977 and his paintings are exhibited in galleries throughout the world.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Moontrane TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 May 2012
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This 960-page updated edition(2011) of '1001 Paintings' is one of the most comprehensive and informative art books that I've come across.
Professor Stephen Farthing has selected paintings from pre-1400 to the 2000s and each painting is accompanied by an illuminating and accessible text written by one of an international team of art experts. The paintings, which include many overlooked masterpieces, are listed by artist and title and the book concludes with a useful glossary of art terms.
Most people are unlikely to see all the original 1001 paintings discussed here in their lifetime but this magnificent, endlessly browseable book is an excellent alternative.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joan Trinder on 28 Nov 2011
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Absolutely brilliant reference book and also good for browsing. Very heavy, so not good for lugging round the galleries, but fascinating for exploring art and giving good leads for future gallery visits.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Geordie on 30 Dec 2011
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I bought this for my brother for a Christmas present who is interested in the Great Masters paintings.
The photographs of the paintings and information regarding the painter and subject are good and to the point,
just enough to keep you interested! As you can imagine 1001 pages makes it quite a hefty tome and once you
have read it you could always use it as a door stop for you studio door!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By aew on 31 Oct 2012
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Defo worth the money, this book will serve me well with the amount of research I have to do on my college course. book was second hand but in absolute excellent cond. the book provides great images and a bit about the artist and the work to help you understand it more. All round good buy and would recommend 100%.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By john berry on 28 Feb 2013
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Excellent coffee table reference book for picking up and reading -good value for the price -a good range of subject matter
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Ranks with Andrew Graham-Dixon's DK volume of Art, The Definitive Guide as one of the all time best books you could wish to own on art. Beautiful and wide in its concept. Highly recommended to the general art loving public and to artists themselves.
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By Mrs. K. E. Williams on 24 Mar 2013
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Bought it just for reference but found it interesting to "just read". Nice to see some pictures in it that i have seen, but also nice to find there are some which are quite accessable for me to visit.
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Only quibble I have with this book is that it doesn't have a section on each gallery so you can make sure you've caught all the paintings you should see in each (e.g. the Uffizi) one. Otherwise the amount of information given on each painting and the reproductions are great. I only wish that those in private collections were available to view.
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