David G. Wilkins

The Collins Big Book of Art: From Cave Art to Pop Art

(This Edition Published)

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General Editor David G. Wilkins
Author David G. Wilkins
Imprint Collins Design
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Cover Art by Leonardo da Vinci
Cover Art by Wassily Kandinsky
Cover Art by Ando Hiroshige
Cover Art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Copyright Holder Barbara Marshall Limited
Copyright Holder Scala Group spa
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Designed by Atelier Works London
Producer Barbara Marshall Limited
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Introduction by David G. Wilkins
Researcher Annabel Hendry
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Identifying Codes
ISBN 13 978-0-06-083285-8
ISBN 10 0-06-083285-1
Barcode 9780060832858
EAN 5 53995
Library of Congress Classification Number N5300.W642 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 709--dc22
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 2005014812
Price USA $39.95
Price Canada $49.95
Printer's Key 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 / 11 10 09 08 07 06 05
Format Hardback
Publication Location New York
Genre
Page Count 528 pages
Language English
Chapters The Chronology of Art

37000 BCE—CE 1
CE 1—1000
1000—1500
1500—1600
1600—1700
1700—1800
1800—1900
1900—1960

Themes in Art

Portraiture
Family Portraits
Self-Portraits
Portraits of Couples
Capturing the Famous
Portraits of Power
Portraits in Action
Eyes

Domestic Life
Motherhood
Entertaining
Women at Home

Leisure
Playing Games
Ancient Sports
Music
Entertainers

Still Life
Flowers
Fruit
The Modern Still Life

The Body
The Reclining Female
The Ideal Male
The Body in Motion

Landscape
Water
The Four Seasons
The Power of Nature
Figures in the Landscape

Rural Life
Farm Work
Village Life
Poverty

The City
Venice
Cityscapes

Urban Life
The Street
Stores
Working

Animals
Dogs
Animals in Ritual
Horses
Birds

Religion
Sacred Icons
The Old Testament
The Birth of Christ
Parables
The Death of Christ
The Last Judgement
Saints
Angels

Mythology
Venus
Beasts
Icarus
Eastern Mythology

Allegory
Civic Allegory
Personal Allegory

Fantasy
Surrealism

Death
Murder

Literature
William Shakespeare's Plays
Nineteenth-Century Images of Literature

History
Victims of History
Recording Historic Events
Ancient History

Politics
Royalty
Politicians
People in Politics

War
Soldiers

Social Protest
Nineteenth Century
Twentieth Century

Abstraction
Painting Sculpture

Reference
Glossary of Art Styles
Index of Artists
Manuscript References
Index
Acknowledgements
Notes First Edition

Manufactured in China

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