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The Art Book (1994)
by Editors of Phaidon Press, Claire van Cleave (Contributor), Susan Stirling (Contributor)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0714836257, Paperback)This user-friendly book is an alphabetical reference guide to 500 of the world's greatest painters and sculptors, from antiquity to the present. Measuring roughly 5 by 6-1/2 inches and now in paperback, The Art Book is not only affordable, but also light, compact, and extremely portable, completely reforming the concept of an art reference book. It is perfect for the coffee table or for the backpack or pocketbook as well. Each artist is represented by a full-color plate and by explanatory and illuminating information on both the image and the artist. Cross references are provided to other artists in the book, and glossaries of technical terms and artistic movements are also included, making the book a valuable reference tool in the art library. Presented are some of the most famous artists of all time and their greatest masterworks--never before have they been so accessible as they are in this format.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:13:43 -0500)
"An A to Z guide of 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times" - Introduction
Two editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
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