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

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409378829

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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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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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: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409375846

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The tragic story of the world's largest and most luxurious liner told in pictures. Story of the Titanic presents and disects one of the most tragic events of the 20th Century in a dramatic insight into the Titanic's construction and fit-out, to it's maiden voyage. You'll also hear the tales of the people on board including the captain, members of the crew, and passengers from first, second, and third class. A series of twelve beautiful and unique illustrations with cutaway scenes, by award-winning artist Steve Noon, retell the story of the "unsinkable" liner from the start of its maiden voyage to its disasterous death.
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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

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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 Book of Ballet Stories

Author: Barbara Newman,Gill Tomblin

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789454669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Text and pictures show scenes and steps from "Sleeping Beauty," "Giselle," "Coppelia," "Swan Lake," and "The Nutcracker."
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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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Music

The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350045

Category: Music

Page: 400

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The story of music from prehistory to the present day Classical or rock, everyone has their favourite musical style, but how did your top choice come about? Why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in Music, a visual history of the most unifying art form in the world. Every musical revolution from bone flutes to electronica and from jazz to hip-hop is charted in this visually stunning history of music. Key musical innovators like Mozart, Elvis and Johnny Cash are profiled with biographies that detail their lives and works and every development from baroque to rock and roll is covered. Music includes illustrated histories of instruments and listening suggestions for each musical genre, plus a free digital audio offering with audio samples of instruments and musical styles. Whether you are young or old, into hip-hop or opera, Music will hit the right note with you.
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The Illustrated Book of Myths

Tales & Legends of the World

Author: Neil Philip,Nilesh Mistry

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756622237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Presents a collection of the world's most popular myths divided into such categories as creation, fertility and cultivation, gods and people, and visions of the end, and accompanied by historical information.
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The Arts: a Visual Encyclopedia

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465462909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 2408

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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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