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
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
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Analyses not just the work, but the functions of graffiti and street art and their increasingly important role in urban visual culture.
Packed with informative detail – Journal of Hellenic Studies
Authoritative and brilliantly illustrated … The book recommends itself not only for its synthesis of existing knowledge, but also for its original ideas. It is written in a lively fashion and will appeal to the layman as well as to art historians – The Daily Telegraph
Will be read with profit and with pleasure – The Times Literary Supplement
This sequel to Sir John Boardman's widely acclaimed handbooks on Greek sculpture of the Archaic and Classical periods brings the story down through the fourth century BC to the days of Alexander the Great
The Late Classical Period and Sculpture in Colonies and Overseas
Admirable. The descriptions of the buildings are straightforward but also vigorous … very useful and satisfying – The Times Literary Supplement
Numerous illustrations reveal the skill and inventiveness of the Hellenistic masters, who created works of great beauty and expressive power. The result is a lively survey of a vital phase in the evolution of Western art.
Traces her development with affectionate thoroughness and an enjoyable body of illustrations – Art Review
Italy, the North and Spain 1500-1600
A balanced picture … extremely well illustrated – The Daily Telegraph
George Michell’s invaluable survey looks at the entire period, covering shrines consecrated to Hindu cults as well as works of art portraying Hindu divinities and the great mythological narratives.
Concise, serious, but very readable – Library Review