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
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. 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.
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 brilliant, concise account … a grasp of the overall picture and an ability to strike the write note are constants in this book … a valuable and indispensable research tool for countless students and art lovers – Apollo
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
A pithy short biography and an analytical evaluation written with energy and zest – The Sunday Times
A good summary of the Gothic Revival in its historic and artistic contexts … well written and concise … a quick and lively trip through one of the most important theoretical and stylistic architectural movements of our times – Journal of Preservation Technology
Essential and affordable reading for students, designers and historians … considered, well-informed and imaginative – The Eye
Analyses not just the work, but the functions of graffiti and street art and their increasingly important role in urban visual culture.