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Really nice and informative
on 14 August 2010
At the time of buying this book, I was thinking about doing a History of Art course and thought that this book would help me along the way.
It is a very informative book, that is seperated into several colour codes sections so it's easier to read and use.
The sections are:
Renaissance, Baroque & Rococo, The 19th Century, Modernism, and Post-Modernism.
The book is well laid out, and even has instructions on how to use it!!
The book looks at some different paintings and artists of that era and discusses the meanings of the isms. It showcases a selection of work from that time and includes the name of the artist and a short description about the painting.
As well as the painting in hand, it offers names of other work that you may be interested in.
It's a great size as well so could easily fit into a handbag or rucksack if you wanted to take it to galleries as a reference guide.
I am really happy with this book, and although it may not 100% benefit the history of art course, it will certainly give me a better understanding of isms and the understanding of the terms.
I highly recommend this book.