Art: over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary

Book Cover
Average Rating
DK Pub.,
Pub. Date:
Art, the ultimate visual guide to 2,000 of the world's most revered paintings and sculptures, begins with a short section on how to look at paintings and sculpture, explaining the simple steps of formal analysis that swiftly become automatic and greatly increase and inform your enjoyment of art. The main part of the book is a 540-page chronological look at more than 700 artists. This section is subdivided into the main periods of art history with introductions to each period or art movement that explain the key elements and influences of the time. With several paintings by each major artist, this section is a joy to dip into or study in more depth. Key paintings are examined in detail to help you understand the artists intentions, style, and method. Thematic galleries are interspersed, showing how artists from different periods and places treat the same subject matter, such as landscape, nudes, or animals.
More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d68bfbca-9e35-bf8a-47f1-529063ac489c
full_title art over 2 500 works from cave to contemporary
author foreword by ross king
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:27AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1579411092513226752
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 King, Ross, 1962-
author2 King, Ross, 1962-
author2-role King, Ross,1962-
author_additional foreword by Ross King.
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central, Shirlington
callnumber_sort_arlington 709 ART
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction, Adult Oversize Nonfiction
date_added 2012-07-17T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 1895
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Oversize Nonfiction, Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
display_description Within each time period, provides examples of significant works in painting, sculpture, drawing and other media. Highlights themes that were important at various times such as nudes, landscape, still life, and love. Includes brief biographies of some artists and a "closer look" in depth for the most significant works.
edition 1st American ed.
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id d68bfbca-9e35-bf8a-47f1-529063ac489c
isbn 9780756639723
item_details ils:.b13027281|.i17568833|Central Adult Oversize Nonfiction|709 ART|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Dec 22, 2016|canov||, ils:.b13027281|.i19040593|Shirlington Adult Nonfiction|709 ART|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Apr 12, 2017|san||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 709 ART
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 709 ART
local_callnumber_left_arlington 709 ART
local_days_since_added_arlington 1895
num_holdings 2
oclc (OCoLC)221163620
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central, Shirlington
physical 612 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
popularity 4
primary_isbn 9780756639723
publishDate 2008
publishDateSort 2008
publisher DK Pub.,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13027281|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|DK Pub.,|2008.|612 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13027281|.i17568833|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13027281|.i19040593|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Art -- History, Art appreciation
table_of_contents Looking at art -- Prehistory to 1400 CE -- 15th and 16th centuries -- 17th and 18th centuries -- 19th century -- Early 20th century -- 1945 onward.
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Art : over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary
title_display Art : over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary
title_full Art : over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary / foreword by Ross King
title_short Art :
title_sort art over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary
title_sub over 2,500 works from cave to contemporary