FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
50 Art Ideas: You Really ... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

50 Art Ideas: You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series) Hardcover – 29 Sep 2011

3.7 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£9.99
£4.99 £2.14
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£9.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • 50 Art Ideas: You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
  • +
  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know
  • +
  • 50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas)
Total price: £30.76
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (29 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085738502X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857385024
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.1 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description

Book Description

The perfect guide to the most important ideas in art through the ages.

About the Author

Susie Hodge has an MA in the History of Art by Research from Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of over 50 books, including studies of Impressionism, Victorian art, Picasso and Monet and is currently writing books on modern art and ancient Egyptian art. Throughout the year she runs workshops and seminars and teaches part-time. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Picked this up at the Tate Gallery and I have to say that I am really enjoying reading it.

I have always loved art but have never really known how the different styles link or even where the different movements feature in history.

This book provides answers to those questions and more. It also provides a brief (i.e. long enough to be informative, short enough not to bore) overview of the 50 different art movements contained within, as well as pointing out the key artists linked to each movement.

I agree with the other reviewer that more examples of the actual art would have been good - generally there is a picture to illustrate each genre but there are a few that don't have any pictures. However I found myself looking up a lot of the works online which was a great way to explore more of the works mentioned in the book.

As for not featuring any colour paintings - also a fair point but I guess this makes the book cheaper so I'm all for it particularly as I can see the colour versions online (and perhaps even in a gallery one day :-). Having the images (albeit in black and white) at least gives an idea of the style of the particular genre.

So all in all I would say a great introduction and springboard for finding out more about art.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For a book about art it is a pity there are not more examples of art , in particular in colour. Otherwise, the text is informative,educational and interesting, well worth the purchase price.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
If you are like me,you may have an aspiration to grasp the history and development of art, but lack a level of interest in the subject which precludes extensive reading. This is the book for you. It could only be improved by the development of colour e-ink.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Almost a "for-dummies" style, as not very in-depth. But great for top-level information on a range of art movements and probably great for GCSE level art information. Black and white so pictures (which are few) aren't great
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Poor.
Black and white pics which for a book about art was disappointing , especially when studying an artist where colour is key.
Also cover of book badly marked and faded.
Do not recommend at all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Didn't find any inspiration yet. This appears to be more a history of art origins - I was hoping for ideas!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By DB on 22 Feb. 2016
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As Expected - all good.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse