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Paintings That Revolutionized Art (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Now available in a paperback edition, this beautifully illustrated, delightfully informative collection of one hundred of the world's most significant paintings covers nearly every period, culture, and style. What makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of illuminated manuscript? Why is Dürer's self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner's Rain, Steam, Speed turn the art world on its head? What's so great about Jasper John's Flag? And who was Whistler's mother, anyway? Art history is filled with paintings that shocked, intrigued, enraged, and mystified their audiences--paintings that exemplified the period in which they were created and forever changed the way we think. Here, one hundred examples of these icons of art are presented in beautiful, high-quality reproductions. Each double-page spread features lavish illustrations and details as well as engaging texts that explain why the painting belongs in the pantheon of world changing art.
Now available in a paperback edition, this beautifully illustrated, delightfully informative collection of one hundred of the world's most significant paintings covers nearly every period, culture, and style. What makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of illuminated manuscript? Why is Dürer's self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner's Rain, Steam, Speed turn the art world on its head? What's so great about Jasper John's Flag? And who was Whistler's mother, anyway? Art history is filled with paintings that shocked, intrigued, enraged, and mystified their audiences--paintings that exemplified the period in which they were created and forever changed the way we think. Here, one hundred examples of these icons of art are presented in beautiful, high-quality reproductions. Each double-page spread features lavish illustrations and details as well as engaging texts that explain why the painting belongs in the pantheon of world changing art.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 282.0
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: Painting
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Language: English
Street Date: April 14, 2015
TCIN: 17168352
UPC: 9783791381534
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6519

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Returned bc it's not a hardcover

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IndyMom72 years ago
I purchased the book because the description said 'hardcover' but when the book arrived it is a paper back. Returned it.  see moreof IndyMom7's review
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