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The Art Book by Phaidon Editors

The Art Book

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The Art Book, New Edition is an accessible, informative and fun A-Z guide featuring artists from medieval times to the present day. The first edition introduced art to millions of people around the world. This edition is updated and expanded with 100 new works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, video, installations and performance art.

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The Art Book is published by Phaidon Press (RRP: £39.95) - Learn more about the world's greatest painters, sculptors and photographers -


The Art Book by Phaidon Editors

Each artist is represented on a full page with a definitive work and explanatory and illuminating information on each image and its creator.

A celebrated and award-winning title published in over 20 languages Debunks art historical classifications by juxtaposing brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions and techniques Includes glossaries of artistic movements and technical terms Sensational value and an essential family reference book


'The perennial bestseller [ ... ] is back. ... this classic art primer is a sure-fire bestseller'
The Bookseller

'Still one of the best books on art, this is a superb gift for art lovers, as well as a useful introduction to those new to the study of art.'
The Good Book Guide

'An anthology crackling with visual energy'
The Times

'Big, fun, well designed'
Wall Street Journal

'A great resource'
The Washingtonian

Chicago Sun Times

'As a visual source book, its first class...'
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Publication date

3rd September 2012


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592 pages


The Real World

The arts: general issues
History of art / art & design styles
Reference works



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