Recognizing how architecture, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts reflect the culture and society of their time, this book in Thames&Hudson's Art Essentials series invites the reader to experience Western art from prehistory to the present.
Focusing on the 'history' of art history, each of the twelve chapters opens with a question for consideration, followed by a summary of the period's major historical developments affecting social structure, political organisation, migration, race, religious belief, scientific progress and customs .
Exploration of themes in the visual arts reveals how architecture, sculpture and painting simultaneously shape, reflect and document the culture of the time and place they were created.
Dimensions: H: 21.6 x W: 13.8 cm
Author: Janette Rebold Benton