Short Book About Art

Author(s): Dan Arnold

theory & criticism

This short book introduces the reader to the key concepts in art from ancient times to the present day. Unlike many previous publications, in which non-Western art is a mere add-on to the great artists and movements of the Western canon, this tells the story of art from a fresh perspective, integrating previously marginalised aspects of artistic creation into the principal narrative. The text focuses on illustrated examples, ranging from the iconic to the unusual, providing a stimulating and throught-provoking introduction to a complex and challenging subject. Concise and informative, the book is written in a clear, jargonfree style. While it is ideal for first-year students of art, art history and related subjects, it will also be invaluable for general readers wanting to know and understand more about art and culture.

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Dana Arnold is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Middlesex University, UK. She is author of Art History: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2004), which has sold over 25,000 copies to date and has been translated into 12 languages. Her recent edited volumes include: A Companion to British Art (2012); Art History: Contemporary Perspectives on Method (2010) Biographies and Space (2008)

General Fields

  • : 9781854379078
  • : Tate Publishing
  • : Tate Publishing
  • : December 2014
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dan Arnold
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 192