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Exceptional in its scholarship and stunning in its beauty this is the art history book of choice. One of the best textbooks I have read so far

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Nt Art History is the most comprehensive accessible and magnificently illustrated work of its kin. This book this five lb book was what I lugged around for four years My lovely survey book I would be lost without it Filled with post it notes and highlighter marks Stokstad's Art History survey is amazing If you are looking for a great coffee table book with lots of amazing info inside this is the book for you This edition is not the one I had mine was from 1999 but I think that one is out of print now Identity Politics Inside Out years My lovely survey book I would be lost without it Filled with post it notes and highlighter marks Stokstad's Art History survey is amazing If Sundri you are looking for a great coffee table book with lots of amazing info inside this is the book for Beastie Boys Book you This edition is not the one I had mine was from 1999 but I think that one is out of print now

Marilyn Stokstad ¿ 5 Read

For a new generation Balancing both the traditions of art history and the new trends of the prese. I like this kind of books I hope many people read this book instead of playing computer games for exemple


10 thoughts on “Art History

  1. says:

    While I have always been interested in the history of art I really didn’t know much about the subject In order to rectify that fact a few years ago I went in search of a good introductory book After some research I ended up picking up a copy of Marilyn Stokstad’s two volume set and I have been picking my way through it ever since finally polishing volume two off earlier this week Art History is designed as textbook for art history courses and it can read like a textbook at times albeit an engaging one However it has plenty to offer the general reader The book is extremely comprehensive covering artwork from prehistoric cave paintings through the modern and post modern era While plenty of space is devoted to Western artwork Stokstad also spends time discussing artwork from all over the world While the emphasis is on painting and sculpture a significant amount of time is spent on architectural development as well The book is chock full of high uality color photographs of the artwork under discussion which was an important factor for me While the writing is simple and direct again think textbook Stokstad writes clearly and does a good job of explaining the importance of artistic movements and concepts for the laymanWith a scope this large Art History is forced to march pretty uickly through some major artists and time periods that I would have liked to see covered in greater depth But as an introductory volume this was very effective and informative and if it left me wanting to know about specific artists and their careers then perhaps it did its job 40 stars recommended


  2. says:

    It's huge very heavy Had to read the whole book except architecture for a 1 year docent class Great resource but too big to carry to a class


  3. says:

    One of the best textbooks I have read so far


  4. says:

    This book delves deep into the history of art and covers to varying degrees all continents and most historical periods With hundreds of pictures including paintings architecture and landscapes As much as I enjoyed it the newer edition goes for 130 on com which I find ridiculous I got mine second hand


  5. says:

    I like this kind of books I hope many people read this book instead of playing computer games for exemple


  6. says:

    My son's textbook turns out to be a pleasure to me This is Volume Two of a two volume set on art history It covers the period from early Renaissance art in Europe to the post 1945 international avant garde In between is art from Europe and other parts of the world including India China Japan the Americas the Pacific cultures and Africa The Introduction places the time frame in this book in contextThe book begins with such architectural gems as the Church of Saint Maclou in Rouen van Eyck's art tapestry frescoes the Dome of the Florence Cathedral Donatello's sculpture and so on Fast forward to the avant garde Anselm Kiefer's painting Heath of the Brandenberg March is very telling to meAll in all a nice tour of art in all its forms and in different regions of the world from the Renaissance to the present


  7. says:

    If you want to read an Art History book read this one Actually I have not only this book but she also broke it down into smaller sections which I used for my Asian Art class and really are convenient This book is huge and not one that you would carry around with you everywhere That said though it is very well written and the vast amount of information given on a huge breadth of subjects is very impressive The images are great uality and again amazing in their number Not a dry read at all and one that makes cultures and their art come alive


  8. says:

    This book this five lb book was what I lugged around for four years My lovely survey book I would be lost without it Filled with post it notes and highlighter marks Stokstad's Art History survey is amazing If you are looking for a great coffee table book with lots of amazing info inside this is the book for you This edition is not the one I had mine was from 1999 but I think that one is out of print now


  9. says:

    This was my textbook for AP Art History in high school and it remains my go to reference for anything art related other than the most modern pieces I have the 1996 version so it obviously doesn't cover present day At 16 years old the binding is broken the pages are torn and there are hundreds of post its marking favorite pages If you are looking for an in depth beginners reference this is still a wonderful book to pick up today


  10. says:

    I had to read this for class Went in chronological order so it's of easy to follow The earlier chapters were great Loved to see where art came from but the later chapters were all about religious artworks then anything else Not a religious person at all so reading about that type of artwork really bothered me but if that's what type of art you like then you will love the book