A chronological, geographical and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world extending from prehistory to the present day, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.
A clear and reliable guide, with more than 450 pithy entries on the full range of international modern and contemporary art. Spanning the dawn of Impressionism to the digital age, every term—whether a theme, movement, medium, or technique—is defined with clarity and precision.
Over 2000 entries covering painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, the decorative, applied and graphic arts from all periods throughout the world up to the present day plus a table of the dynasties of Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, China, India and Japan.
4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall/Pearson, c2011. A global history of art from prehistoric times to the present. Stokstad is an emeritus Distinguished Professor of Art History at the Univ. of Kansas
3rd ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, c2007. This title places each work withing the time-and-place context in which it was created. Includes large scale and high quality visual reproductions of artworks often presented from multiple perspectives.
6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, c2010. With a readable text and liberal illustrations this title traces the development of trends and influences in painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall; New York: H.N. Abrams, 1994. Covers a vast amount of cultures and time periods in an integrated approach with organization by chronology and theme rather than geography.