Prestel

The Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Hardcoverwith jacket, 288 pages, 21.0 x 27.0 cm, 8.3 x 10.6 Inches, 175 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-4790-5
US$ 34.95 | GBP 22.50

Date of publication:
USA September 16, 2013 | UK August 19, 2013
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The Paintings That Revolutionized Art
 

 
 
 

 

This beautifully illustrated, delightfully informative collection of 100 of the world’s most significant paintings covers nearly every period, culture, and style.

What makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of the illuminated manuscript? Why is Dürer’s self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner’s "Rain, Steam, Speed" turn the art world on its head? What’s so great about Jasper Johns’s "Flag"? And who was Whistler’s mother, anyway? Art history is filled with paintings that shocked, intrigued, enraged, and mystified their audiences—paintings that exemplified the period in which they were created and forever changed the way we think. Here, 100 examples of these icons of art are presented in beautiful, high-quality reproductions. Each spread features comparative illustrations and details as well as an engaging text that explains why that particular painting belongs in the pantheon of worldchanging art.

 
 

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