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Art : The Whole Story

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  • Author:
    FARTHING Stephen
  • ISBN:
    9780500294468
  • Publication Date:
    01/09/2018
  • Edition:
    2
  • Pages:
    576
  • Binding:
    Paperback
  • Publisher:
    Thames and Hudson
  • Country of Publication:
Art : The Whole Story
Art : The Whole Story

Art : The Whole Story

Regular price $45.00
Unit price
per
  • Author:
    FARTHING Stephen
  • ISBN:
    9780500294468
  • Publication Date:
    01/09/2018
  • Edition:
    2
  • Pages:
    576
  • Binding:
    Paperback
  • Publisher:
    Thames and Hudson
  • Country of Publication:
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Written by an international team of artists, art historians and curators, this absorbing and beautiful book gives readers unparalleled insights into the world's most iconic artworks. It traces the development of art period by period, with the illustrated text covering every genre, from painting and sculpture to conceptual art and performance art. Cultural timelines are there too, to help to the reader with historical context.

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