30,000 Years of Art is an accessible, chronological introduction to art history from 28,000 BC to the present day.
Providing a truly global and comprehensive perspective, 30,000 Years of Art
charts a course through art history that tracks seminal and lesser
known works in all of the fields of both the fine and decorative arts.
Featuring over 600 works across all media, from painting and sculpture
to textile, metalwork, and ceramic, and updated to include new works
from the 20th and 21st centuries, 30,000 Years of Art presents
the defining moments, both big and small, of art history. Each entry is
accompanied with informative texts written by 35 of the world's leading
museum curators, academics and archaeologists providing insights into
each work that clearly explain their importance. An illustrated
timeline, full index and extensive glossary of schools and movements
make 30,000 Years of Art, an indispensable addition to any art library.
Features: – Updated to include over 25 new entries that expand the scope of the book further into the 21st century. –
Includes 600 of the world's greatest works of art across all media
(painting, sculpture, textiles, metalwork, ceramics), ranging from
seminal masterworks to lesser known pieces in both the fine and
decorative arts. – Written by 35 of the world's leading museum
curators, academics and archaeologists and the easy-to-use chronological
format featuring illustrated timelines, and a glossary of terms,
schools and movements.