The Shape of Ancient Thought

The Shape of Ancient Thought


  • Author: Thomas C. Mcevilley
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
  • File Size: 4641514 Bytes


Spanning thirty years of intensive research, this book proves what many scholars could not explain: that today’s Western world must be considered the product of both Greek and Indian thought—Western and Eastern philosophies.Thomas McEvilley explores how trade, imperialism, and migration currents allowed cultural philosophies to intermingle freely throughout India, Egypt, Greece, and the ancient Near East. This groundbreaking reference will stir relentless debate among philosophers, art historians, and students....

The Lost Battles

The Lost Battles


  • Author: Jonathan Jones
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Europe
  • File Size: 19343577 Bytes


From one of Britain’s most respected and acclaimed art historians, art critic of The Guardian—the galvanizing story of a sixteenth-century clash of titans, the two greatest minds of the Renaissance, working side by side in the same room in a fierce competition: the master Leonardo da Vinci, commissioned by the Florentine Republic to paint a narrative fresco depicting a famous military victory on a wall of the newly built Great Council Hall in the Palazzo Vecchio, and his implacable young rival, the thirty-year-old Michelangelo. We see Leonardo, having just completed The Last Supper, and being celebrated by all of Florence for his miraculous portrait of the wife of a textile manufacturer. That painting—the Mona Lisa—being called the most life...

The Oxford History of Western Art

The Oxford History of Western Art


  • Author : Martin Kemp
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198600121


The Oxford History of Western Art Book Description :

Positions works of art in illustration groups to create a visual environment and historical context to enhance understanding and appreciation....

History of Western Art W  Core Concepts

History of Western Art W Core Concepts


  • Author : Laurie Schneider Adams
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release Date : 2004-08
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0072997680


History of Western Art W Core Concepts Book Description :

Appropriate for one-semester art history surveys or historically-focused art appreciation classes, A History of Western Art, Fourth Edition, offers an exciting new CD-ROM, additional color plates, and a number of new features. Focusing on the Western canon of art history, the text presents a compelling chronological narrative from prehistory to the present. A new non-Western supplement, World Views: Topics in Non-Western Art, addresses specific areas of non-Western art and augments the Western chronology by illustrating moments of thematic relationships and cross-cultural contact. World Views is available at a discount when packaged with History of Western Art....

A History of the Western Art Market

A History of the Western Art Market


  • Author : Titia Hulst
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520290631


A History of the Western Art Market Book Description :

Art in a commercial world -- Artists and collectors in the market for art -- The Italian City-States -- Antwerp -- Amsterdam -- Germany and Spain -- London -- Paris -- Art consumption in industrial America -- New York -- The global art market...

A History of Western Art

A History of Western Art


  • Author : Antony Mason
  • Publisher : Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0810994216


A History of Western Art Book Description :

Provides an overview of Western art history, from cave paintings to Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol. Includes more than 250 full-color reproductions of artworks, details, photographs, and documents....

Masterpieces of Western Art

Masterpieces of Western Art


  • Author : Robert Suckale
  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 3822818259


Masterpieces of Western Art Book Description :

This volume traces the history of painting from medieval times to modern times with a focus on each era and its major artists....

A History of Western Art

A History of Western Art


  • Author : Laurie Adams
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0810934256


A History of Western Art Book Description :

From prehistoric Europe to the 1990s, a readable, down-to-earth survey of Western art offers a history that is placed firmly in context and a vivid appreciation of the West's greatest visual arts....

The Cats History of Western Art

The Cats History of Western Art


  • Author : Susan Herbert
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0500016100


The Cats History of Western Art Book Description :

A delightful and witty cat-alog of feline masterpieces that spoofs 4,000 years of art history. Instantly recognizable to casual museum-goers and anyone who has ever perused Janson's History of Art, the works are captioned with deadpan annotations by a real-life art historian. 32 color illustrations....

Spirited Prospect

Spirited Prospect


  • Author : David Nolta
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-12-23
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1516552741


Spirited Prospect Book Description :

"Spirited Prospect is a lively, scholarly, original and enjoyable survey of the great artists, works, and movements that make up the history of Western art. The book serves as an excellent introduction for first-time students and novices in the field, as well as an invaluable resource for those returning to it. It is especially aimed at artists and art-lovers. Co-authored by two university professors, an art historian and a sculptor, Spirited Prospect is an engaging narrative linking major monuments and masterpieces of Western visual culture. Readers will learn about the origins of art before written history; the great ancient cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Italy; the advent of Christianity and its manifestations in Byzantine, Medieval, ...

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History


  • Author : W. Eugene Kleinbauer
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802067085


Modern Perspectives in Western Art History Book Description :

A collection of essays that reflect the breadth of twentieth-century scholarship in art history. Kleinbauer has sought to illustrate the variety of methods scholars have developed for conveying the unfolding of the arts in the Western world. Originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1971....