Everything You Need to Know about Art in a Dozen Masterpieces
by Noah Charney
This title offers a concise (about 176 page) guide to art history and related topics. Much is included here in chapters organized by everything from “Is it Even Art?,” to “The isms Cheat Sheet in Thirty Paintings,” to “The Complete(ish) History of Sculpture,” and more, including sections on topics like conservation. The text is accompanied by many artworks. A wide variety and range of genres, time periods and cultures are represented in these pages. I have taken a number of art history classes and still found many, many works unknown to me and much to learn.
Readers are in excellent hands with Noah Charney as instructor and guide. Those wanting a better knowledge of art written by someone who believes that art is for all, will want to take a look at this title.
One suggestion, there are more mentioned art works than illustrations, so know that you can look a painting up via the internet in order to see it.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Rowan & Littlefield Publishers for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 15 July 2022