The Art Book Paperback – 17 Apr 1997
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'An anthology crackling with visual energy'
'..as close to perfection as you'll get.'
'Beautifully designed…revolutionary…a perfect present'
Good Book Guide
'Big, fun, well designed'
Wall Street Journal
'A great resource'
Chicago Sun Times
'As a visual source book, its first class and gives you a quick tour of art history without necessarily leaving your chair. If art is a new interest, it's a great place to start but it will also be welcomed by regular gallery goers and students of art history.'
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This compilation draws together the research and works of a broad selection of curators, critics, artists and academics.
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Now AM i GLAD it was on the list!
This book is a must have for any art student or anybody who has the slightest interest in art. It is easy to cross reference artists, it provides brief yet concise information upon the artist, their characteristic style, and to top it of a full colour image of a characteristic / typical piece of the artist.
Its size means it can be taken anywhere and will fit in your handbag :) and has kept me amused on many bus trips.
You must be crazy not to buy it at this price!
The pictures in the book are excellent, considering it's size. A wide range of genres are included. Most of the page taken up with full colour photograph with information above and below.
Although, of course, you do lose something with the pictures being smaller this is the same with any book of photos of art - they can ever compare to the real thing. But then that is not the intention of a book.
A must for any student studying Art, and anyone interested in looking at the art.
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It is easy to use as a reference book and would always be first on my list.
With great colour prints of Artists work, a brief history on each Artist and
an important example of each Artists' work.
It is a great book for students at an affordable price, and handy size.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't have room for all the artist books but this is a very good guide.Published 2 months ago by gumdrop
The cover almost torn off at spine so I wouldn't rate it as good.
However I assumed this was the midsized version and the origional large sized hard back came - so for the... Read more
Great Art book for quick reference ... Nice one for the coffee table ...Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent collection of works of art, along with explanations about them.Published 2 months ago by Mr L Mutch
In great condition, fast service and a really good starting point for a novice interested in the arts.Published 5 months ago by ben beadle
This excellent book is now a little out of date, as it was first published in the 1990s. However, it includes all the good stuff up till then in a highly informative and useful... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Artylorn
I came across this small book in Waterstones and bought it on a whim. I'm no art connoisseur, but there was just something about the sheer concentration and variety of painters... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chunky Monkey