Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism-Bruce Cole, Adelheid M. Gealt

  • Title: Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism
  • Author: Bruce Cole, Adelheid M. Gealt
  • Released: 1989-10-01
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  • Pages: 345
  • ISBN: 0671670077
  • ISBN13: 978-0671670078
  • ASIN: 0671670077

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From Library Journal A companion volume to the PBS television series of the same title, this compact survey of Western art history is a readable if somewhat bland recapitulation of the conventional high art canon. Written on a level suitable for high school students and general readers, the volume includes good reproductions of one or two of the best-known works by famous masters of painting, sculpture, and architecture, with extremely few women or minority artists among them. The captions to the reproductions omit such basic information as dimensions, location, and media. Because of its television connection and its appealing contemporary design, this book should find a fairly wide audience, though both greater depth and breadth can still be found in such standard art histories as H.W. Janson's History of Art (Abrams, 1986. 3d ed.).
- Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.Ln., Cincinnati
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review St. Petersburg Times A manageable introduction to the fascinating history of art...with an in-depth probing not found in...Gardner and Janson...[Art of the Western World] is a point of departure for the neophyte and a step along the way for the more knowledgeable. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. pdf