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
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
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
Surveys the developments in digital art from its appearance in the 1980s to the present day, and looks ahead to what the future may hold. This third edition investigates key areas that have recently gained prominence.
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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
Articulate and brilliantly illustrated – Reference Reviews
A remarkable, comprehensive achievement – The New York Times Book Review
Wilton is a thorough and measured guide… a most useful addition to the World of Art series – The Times Higher Education Supplement
A Concise History of Painting
Outstanding … accurate, free from prejudice, always neat, often stimulating. No better introduction to Western painting has ever been produced – The Sunday Times
Gainsborough is placed in the premier division of British artists in this perceptive monograph – The Independent