The Visual Arts: a History by
Since its first publication this book has been hailed as the most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume. Presenting art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, it offers an authoritative, balanced, and enlightening account, ranging from a statuette carved in central Europe some 30,000 years ago to the digital, video, and installation art of the new millennium. The volume covers painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Textiles, coins, pottery, enamels, gold, and silver are also included. The scope is international, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, and Oceania, as well as Europe and the Americas. The insight, elegance, and fluency that the authors bring to their text are complemented by 1459 superb illustrations.