Adding over 100 new works to its roster and incorporating newer media like photography, performance art, and video installations, the new Art Book features the ways in which the art world has been reinvigorated in the last two decades...the book is a good start for those searching for the basic building blocks of a modern art education.
    The Huffington Post

    The new edition of The Art Book is perhaps most ideal for newcomers to art but will be enjoyable for almost anyone interested in art.
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Art City blog

    This classic art primer is a sure-fire bestseller.
    The Bookseller

    A veritable art gallery at your fingertips, without ever leaving your home.
    Junior Magazine

    Anyone with a glimmer of interest in art is likely to have this humongous book on their shelf.
    Emerald Street Newsletter

    The Art Book

    SKU: cmc9780714864679

    £39.95 Members' price *


    The Art Book from Phaidon Press is an A-Z guide to artists from the medieval period to the present. Innovative in style, it was the first art title to present art in an A-Z format rather than by historical period or art movement. This celebrated format has introduced millions of people around the globe to art and the award-winning title has since been published in over 20 languages worldwide.

    This new edition of The Art Book is updated and expanded with 100 new works - including paintings, photographs, sculptures, video, installations and performance art. Each artist is represented on a full page with a major work, alongside text that explains and illuminates the image and its creator.

    More than a coffee table book, this tomb of knowledge is an essential family reference guide that will inspire for years to comes. Highly recommended.


    Product code: cmc9780714864679
    Details: An A-Z guide to artists from medieval times to the present day. Includes glossaries of artistic movements and technical terms.
    Title: The Art Book
    Subtitle: New Edition
    Author: Phaidon
    ISBN: 9780714864679
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 592 pages
    Size: 25cm x 6.1cm x 29cm
    llustrations: Over 500 colour illustrations
    Publication date: September 2012
    Weight: 1.34kg
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