- ペーパーバック: 515ページ
- 出版社: Phaidon Press; Reprint版 (1997/4/17)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 0714836257
- ISBN-13: 978-0714836256
- 発売日： 1997/4/17
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 12.4 x 2.9 x 16.5 cm
- おすすめ度： 3件のカスタマーレビュー
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: 洋書 - 73,060位 (洋書の売れ筋ランキングを見る)
The Art Book (英語) ペーパーバック – 1997/4/17
The Art Book is the first ever fully-illustrated art dictionary. It presents an abundance of famous, varied and colourful images by 500 of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the present day. Arranged in alphabetical order by artist, it is amazingly easy to use. With one full page, representative image per artist and an informative text that discusses the work in detail as well as offering information about its creator, The Art Book is both educational and fun. Presenting an entirely fresh way of looking at art, this book is an invaluable resource for reference and inspiration in every home, school, library or studio. Ideal for anyone new to art, it also serves as a visual sourcebook for teachers and designers, and will be a constant source of stimulus and delight for anyone wishing to look at art in a new light. Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, The Art Book has been an outstanding success and become a universally acclaimed landmark in the world of art. Now published in over 20 different languages and also in mini, midi and hardback formats, it has received rave reviews from countless newspapers and magazines and has made many appearances on the bestseller lists. Complemented by The 20th Century Art Book and The American Art Book, its unique approach brings art to life, in all its magnificent diversity. An A-Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art-historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques.
'An anthology crackling with visual energy' The Times '..as close to perfection as you'll get.' The Bookseller 'Beautifully designed...revolutionary...a perfect present' Good Book Guide 'Big, fun, well designed' Wall Street Journal 'A great resource' The Washingtonian 'Innovative' Chicago Sun Times 'As a visual source book, its first class and gives you a quick tour of art history without necessarily leaving your chair. If art is a new interest, it's a great place to start but it will also be welcomed by regular gallery goers and students of art history.' Brisbane News商品の説明をすべて表示する
現在評価の高いCarlo CrivelliやAlexander Cabanelなどが掲載されていないのですが、紙面の都合上止むを得ないのでしょう。
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- Cute coffee table book featuring 500 artists arranged A to Z, each page with one piece of art by an artist. Each page also features one paragraph putting the artist or piece of art into historical and social context.
- Small, convenient, cute. Great for the coffee table.
- Features some lesser-known artists and puts them on an equal level with the biggies. I found a few gems I otherwise wouldn't find in many other art books.
- Concise paragraph on each page to tell us about the artist and piece of art featured. In addition to mentioning the essentials, the editors were not afraid of being subjective and analyzing some of the artworks on their own.
- It's one thing to focus the book on Western art, but this one TRIES to be all-inclusive for cultures. It fails when it includes fewer than 10 Asian and Middle Eastern artists. Either cut all of them and have a focused book or include more of them to be fair.
- I'm not an expert on art, but I noticed Norman Rockwell was not included. I can't imagine who else was cut from this book.
- Sometimes we're not sure what country the artist was from. At the bottom of every page, a caption mentions the artist's city of birth and death. We know where Paris and Amsterdam are, but where are Stavenger and Kuslovo?
- Only one piece of art featured per artist. It's not always representative of the artist's lifetime body of work.
- Reduces all the pieces of art to a small 4x4-ish photo (in inches). It's fine for some of the paintings featured, but the small size of the book prevents it from capturing the emotions we would get if we were seeing something like a 10x6-foot breathtaking landscape painting in person. That's the problem with all art books, but at least most of the other ones are oversized and get a BIT closer to resembling a painting's actual size.