From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art.
Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a unique and compelling take on the history of art. The book shows how developments in materials and technology have radically changed the way that art is produced. Each entry explores when an idea first evolved and how it has resurfaced in the work of different artists up to the present day. Illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.
Over de auteur:
Michael Bird (London, 1958) is a British author and art historian. He worked as a teacher and in publishing, including a stint on the editorial team of the Macmillan Dictionary of Art (now Oxford Art Online). Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Bird published poetry, essays and reviews. His wrote several books on modern British art. Bird has also written for The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Modern Painters, Tate Etc and PN Review. For the radio he made contributions to BBC arts programmes such as Kaleidoscope, Night Waves and The Essay.
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