1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die

Book - 2007
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From Ancient Egyptian frescoes to the Renaissance masters, from French Impressionists to American Abstract Expressionists, this highly browsable guide embraces all cultures and every style of painting from 4,000 BC to the present. A visually arresting reference for art lovers and students, it provides a truly comprehensive worldwide gazeteer of paintings organized chronologically by date of completion. Each entry includes the history of the painting, information about the artist or artistic movement, the current location of the painting (all are on view to the public), as well as other details. The works are also indexed by artist and by title, making for easy cross-referencing. Included are popular paintings, key works that are the most breathtaking for their extraordinary power and beauty, paintings that were turning points in the history of art, and rediscovered masterpieces, making 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die an art museum in its own right.
Publisher: New York : Universe Pub., 2007, c2006
ISBN: 9780789315243
0789315246
Branch Call Number: 759 One 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 960 p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Farthing, Stephen 1950-

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

This book was not as interesting as the title implied.

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lindeeana
Sep 19, 2008

Very easy to read, look at or peruse. Many many pieces of art in a large, but manageable sized tome.

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

Twoey Gray thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

The title explains it all.

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Twoey Gray
Sep 27, 2008

Sexual Content: Just some nude paintings.

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