30,000 Years of Art (Revised and Updated Edition): The Story of Human Creativity Across Time & Space (Hardcover)

30,000 Years of Art (Revised and Updated Edition): The Story of Human Creativity Across Time & Space By John Powner (Designed by) Cover Image
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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.

About the Author


This compilation draws together the research and works of a broad selection of curators, critics, artists, and academics.

Praise For…


"A museum of masterpieces made for a coffee table." —NPR

"1,000 beautiful plates... illustrate such a variety of objects that even the most erudite reader is bound to find something new." —The Sunday Telegraph

"one for the cultured armchair traveller looking for inspiration for future journeys. " —The Times

"This enormous tome of encyclopedic proportions is an essential addition to any library." —The Bookseller

"this is a book art-lovers and cultural anthropologists-scholars and laypeople alike-are guaranteed to cherish." —Publishers Weekly

"the ultimate art reference book" —Homes & Antiques



Product Details
ISBN: 9780714870090
ISBN-10: 0714870099
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 2015
Pages: 656
Language: English