The Illustrated Story of Art

The Great Art Movements and the Paintings that Inspired them

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350010

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Great art movements and the paintings that inspired them The Illustrated Story of Art is an innovative approach to understanding the history of art, from cave painting to the modern day, with pivotal works of art examined in the context of history, culture and the lives of their creators. This invaluable art reference book reveals the creative impulse behind every major art movement, from the Renaissance to Surrealism and abstract to pop art, with a visual timeline to show famous paintings and key events. Turning-point paintings that triggered movements are identified and explained as well as the influences behind the famous artworks such as technical advances, admired techniques of earlier artists, and changes in society. So you'll learn why Boudin's Beach Scene inspired the impressionist movement and why Monet's Grainstacks defined it. Vivid images of artistic masterpieces from each style and a glossary of terms make this an indispensable work of reference. Covering the evolution of each major art genre as well as featuring the famous paintings that ignited new artistic movements, The Illustrated Story of Art presents the history of art in a visually stunning way, that is perfect for art-lovers, exhibition-goers and anyone who appreciates great art.
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The Illustrated Bible Story by Story

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756699886

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The Illustrated Bible Story by Story is an indispensable retelling of the stories that have absorbed readers for centuries. Authenticated by a team of expert biblical scholars and historians, The Illustrated Bible Story by Story traces the events and places that have shaped the scriptures, book by book, prophet by prophet, miracle by miracle. With comprehensive and objective coverage of every major covenant, prophecy, miracle, and parable in the Old and New Testaments, set clearly in their historical and religious context, The Illustrated Bible Story by Story's uniquely accessible approach appeals to a general readership of any faith, making this an ideal gift as well as an essential resource for homes, schools, and libraries. Highlights: Supported by archaeological discoveries and historical documentation, Profiles key figures, from Adam and Eve to John the Baptist to Saint Paul. Focuses on key sites, such as Jericho and Mount Sinai. Comprehensive timelines give an instant overview of events. Before-and-after panels throughout link events over time. Features portraits, works of art, maps, landscapes, and key artifacts Includes family trees showing genealogies.
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Story of the Titanic

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756691714

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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Explores the history of the steamship Titanic, from Thomas Andrews' plans for "the safest ship on the ocean" to the lingering questions concerning its disastrous maiden voyage in 1912.
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Vincent van Gogh

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Author: Ingo F. Walther,Vincent van Gogh,Rainer Metzger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789706517685

Category: Impressionism (Art)

Page: 740

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Eyewitness: The rise and fall of Dorling Kindersley

The Inside Story of a Publishing Phenomenon

Author: Christopher Davis

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 1906659192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1901

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This title tells the story of Dorling Kindersley's rise and fall. It offers a nostalgic reminder of a time when creativity could flourish unburdened by the shackles of corporate bureaucracy.
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The Illustrated Bible

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409378829

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 351

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The world's greatest story retold Enjoy and understand the Bible as never before with The Illustrated Bible. All the greatest stories are brought to life from the Creation to the Book of Revelation through amazing photographs, works of art, historical artefacts, and specially commissioned maps. Features on key figures from Adam and Abraham to Peter and Paul, and important sites such as Jericho, Jerusalem, and Mount Sinai explain their significance, while context features give the cultural backdrop of daily life in biblical times. The Illustrated Bible is an indispensable retelling of the stories that have absorbed readers for centuries. Written by experts from all denominations, it appeals to everyone and is a perfect reference for the whole family.
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Illustrated Book of Fairy Tales

Spellbinding Stories from Around the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789427946

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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A multicultural collection of traditional tales from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.
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The Arts: a Visual Encyclopedia

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465461780

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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The most visual and comprehensive encyclopedia for children that charts the evolution of the world's greatest cultural achievements in painting, music, photography, and dance, supporting the arts in STEAM education. Kids can trace the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street art; read the story of music, from classical and jazz to rock and roll; find out about photography, from the early pinhole camera to digital imagery; and put on their dancing shoes for some ballroom, ballet, modern dance, and more. Stunning full-page images bring each subject to life, and clear text and annotations provide comprehensive, age-appropriate coverage. Full of amazing facts, clear explanations, and stunning photography, The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the cultural world for children. Series Overview: DK's Visual Encyclopedias are the first substantial series of encyclopedias aimed at young children, designed to excite and entertain, while offering a comprehensive overview of core subjects. From science and the human body to animals, the ocean, space, and more, each book combines fun facts, amazing pictures, and crystal-clear explanations to take kids into the wonders of our world.
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The Fashion Book

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465436561

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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The Fashion Book is a sassy style guide for teenage girls who want to discover the stories behind their favorite looks, find their own style, and learn what makes the fashion world tick. Packed with gorgeous images, this illustrated book for young adults takes a unique look at fashion, revealing how modern-day styles from catwalk to high-street fashions draw on the fashions of the past. Girls can learn about the big names too, from style icons to designers and top models, and take a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry. Filled with fashion trivia and how to get the look tips, this is the perfect gift for fashion-mad teens.
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The Story of Painting

Author: N.A

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465481788

Category: Art

Page: 360

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A fascinating new history of art, this gloriously illustrated book reveals how materials, techniques, and ideas have evolved over the centuries, inspiring artists and giving them the means to create their most celebrated works. Covering a comprehensive array of topics, from the first pigments and frescos to linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, the influence of photography, Impressionism, and the birth of modern art, The Story of Painting follows each step in the evolution of painting over the last 25,000 years, from the first cave paintings to the abstract works of the last 150 years. Packed with lavish color reproductions of paintings and photographs of artists at work and the materials they used, it also focuses on key paintings from each period to analyze the techniques and secrets of the great masters in detail. Immerse yourself in the pages of this beautiful book and find yourself dazzled by new colors; marvel at the magic of perspective; wonder at glowing depictions of fabric and flesh; understand cubism; and embrace abstraction. It will transform your understanding and enjoyment of paintings forever.
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