From cave paintings to Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol, this comprehensive book brings the world of art alive. In these pages, explore the art and architecture of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome through to early Christian, Byzantine and medieval times, and also discover a wide array of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque master­­pieces. The book then discusses Neo­­­­classicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Post­impressionism and Modernism, up to the art of the late 20th Century.

Filled with paintings, sculpture, mosaics, and architecture by such renowned artists as Giotto, Jan Van Eyck, Brunelleschi, Dürer, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya, Turner, Monet, Rodin, Braque, Picasso, Hopper, Pollock, Hockney, and Warhol, this­­ book offers a marvelous look at the rich and varied art of the Western world.

With more than 250 full-color reproductions of artworks, details, photographs and documents, A History of Western Art is an essential tool for the home as well as the classroom.

Antony Mason is the author of more than 60 books, primarily about art, history, and geography. In addition to more general histories of art, he has written biographies for young readers on Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso, among others. He lives in London, England, with his wife and son.

John T. Spike is an interna­tionally recognized art critic and noted historian of Italian art of the 15th through 18th centuries. He has written seminal works on artists of the Italian Renaissance, has organized and co-curated exhibitions at numerous museums, and has lectured widely. Born in New York City, he currently resides in Florence, Italy, with his wife and son.

Author: Antony Mason, John T. Spike (ed.)

120 pages
300 x 235 mm (91⁄4 x 12 in)
400 illustrations
Approx. 38,000 words

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