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1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die - (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 960

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Chartwell Books

Book theme: General

Language: English

Street Date: October 23, 2018
TCIN: 54160743
UPC: 9780785836841
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1043


With more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide in 15 languages, this newly revised and updated edition of 1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die brings you right up to date with an incisive look at the world's best paintings.

From Ancient Egyptian wall paintings to contemporary Western canvases, this book is truly comprehensive in scope and beautiful to leaf through. Within its pages, you will see displayed 1001 of the most memorable, haunting, powerful, important, controversial, and visually arresting paintings that have ever been created. Remarkably, more than 400 twentieth- and twenty-first-century paintings are reproduced in these pages, including newly discovered works from contemporary galleries. Some of the artworks you will find include artwork by unknown artists from the pre-1400s era, like Pan and Hermaphrodite or Mayan Procession Scene, famous paintings such as the Mona Lisa and TheLast Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Chinese Lions by Kan� Eitoku, Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu, The King of the Heart by Jean Dubuffet, and much more.

Entertaining and informative text written by an international team of artists, curators, art critics, and art collectors illuminates both the paintings and the people who painted them. An insightful review accompanies a beautiful reproduction of every painting--an enviable art collection to dip into whenever you please. Organized chronologically by era, you will discover fascinating and surprising juxtapositions as well as pleasing similarities as you turn the pages. The painting are listed by artist and by title, making it easy to find a specific painting or trace the development of one painter's work.

With 1001 Art Masterpieces You Must See Before You Die, you hold in your hand the essential visual reference to sensational paintings from around the world. Accompany Professor Stephen Farthing on his personal guided tour of the paintings everyone should strive to see in a lifetime. Many are easily accessible--either in well-known galleries, such as the Louvre, in Paris, or MoMA, in New York, or in smaller, more intimate collections across the far reaches of the globe. Every one of them is worth planning to see.
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