World of Art Series
Thames & Hudson's famous World of Art series.
'Excellent and enduring ... has maintained its appeal over the years to teachers,
undergraduates and informed laymen alike' – The Art Newspaper
By far the best introduction to the subject – Alan Bowness
A pleasure to look at and a pleasure to read – The Guardian
The works are centre-stage, and yet this is a book whose great achievement is to bring out the importance of the Cubists in a history far bigger than the history of art. – Christopher Green Courtauld Institute of Art
One of the best documents on this extraordinary movement – The Sunday Times
De Stijl (‘The Style’) was the name given to the work of the architects, designers and artists associated with the magazine of the same name edited by Theo van Doesburg and founded in Holland in 1917.
Provides a global view of design in the post-World War II era – Booklist
Well-researched, concisely written…will be plundered by grateful design students throughout the country – Crafts
Excellent value … a useful pocket-book for instant reference – Art Line
A richly illustrated paperback that provides useful information on a wide range of art and design history, theory and practice … Scholarly yet accessible, and should prove invaluable to teachers and students alike – The Times Educational Supplement
A valuable reference work – The Connoisseur
Impressive … readable … capacious captions accompany many illustrations – Publishers Weekly
Thirty years of research have gone into this accessible text on a complex artist. Written with the enthusiastic support of Duchamp’s widow, this is one of the most original and important books ever written on this enigmatic artist Early Greek vases display the craft at its most mathematical, it most colourful, and in its most directly story telling mode. Here is comprehensive coverage of this formative period of variety, competition and experiment.
In the Days of the Pharaohs 3100-320 BC
His eloquent ability to weave facts, insights and interpretations into a compulsively readable account sets his book far above the clogged texts that too often pass for art history – The Times Educational Supplement