Mirror of the World : A New History of Art

Mirror of the World : A New History of Art

Description

What is art and where did it begin?Why do we make it and why does it change? These are some of the many questions that Julian Bell considers in his highly acclaimed book, now available in paperback. Bell, himself a painter, takes a global perspective and uses uses a wide range of objects to set up juxtapositions that will challenge and enlighten the reader: dancing bronze figures from southern India, Romanesque sculptures, Baroque ceilings and jewel-like Persian manuscripts are discussed side by side as testaments to mankind's universal creative instinct. Highly original in its ideas yet brilliantly straightforward in its prose, this book will appeal to everyone who wants - or needs, for purposes of study, the whole picture of the history of art in one concise and authoritative volume.


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Details

Author(s)
Julian Bell
Format
Paperback | 496 pages
Dimensions
188 x 258 x 35.31mm | 1,610g
Publication date
01 May 2010
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
105 Illustrations, black and white; 267 Illustrations, color
ISBN10
0500287546
ISBN13
9780500287545
Bestsellers rank
208,852

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