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Music in Art

by Alberto Ausoni

Music in Art Synopsis

This is a superbly illustrated exploration of the history of music in Western art, from ancient sculptures to modern art. The Guide to Imagery series introduces readers to the important visual vocabulary of Western art. As an integral part of human culture, music has been one of the most common themes in art throughout history. From ancient sculptures to Renaissance paintings and modern art, this gloriously illustrated new volume in the highly acclaimed Guide to Imagery series offers readers an authoritative and informative exploration of music, musical instruments, and musical performance throughout history, as depicted by Western works of art. With chapters devoted to individual instruments and sections focused on more general subjects - such as musical symbols and allegories - as well as fascinating insights into works by artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt, Goya, and Man Ray, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in more than 3,000 years of music in art.

Music in Art Press Reviews

This handy guidebook is a 'must have' for anyone interested in art history, musicology, or in simply becoming a more informed patron of the arts. --History in Review This sophisticated paperback annotates hundreds of gorgeous paintings, frescoes, and even Greek vases that depict musicians and performances. --The Minneapolis Star Tribune This handy guidebook is a must have for anyone interested in art history, musicology, or in simply becoming a more informed patron of the arts. History in Review This sophisticated paperback annotates hundreds of gorgeous paintings, frescoes, and even Greek vases that depict musicians and performances. The Minneapolis Star Tribune This sophisticated paperback annotates hundreds of gorgeous paintings, frescoes, and even Greek vases that depict musicians and performances. -- The Minneapolis Star Tribune This handy guidebook is a 'must have' for anyone interested in art history, musicology, or in simply becoming a more informed patron of the arts. -- History in Review This handy guidebook is a 'must have' for anyone interested in art history, musicology, or in simply becoming a more informed patron of the arts. - History in Review This sophisticated paperback annotates hundreds of gorgeous paintings, frescoes, and even Greek vases that depict musicians and performances. - The Minneapolis Star Tribune

Book Information

ISBN: 9780892369652
Publication date: 24th September 2009
Author: Alberto Ausoni
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum an imprint of Getty Trust Publications
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Art treatments & subjects, History of art / art & design styles,

About Alberto Ausoni

Alberto Ausoni is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, Italy.

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