50 Artists You Should Know

This vibrant reference guide profiles 50 major artists alongside their representative works. The entries are presented in an eye-catching format that includes brief biographies, time lines, and critical analyses. Additional information helps readers locate the artist's work online and in museums, a glossary of important terms, and sidebars highlighting relevant movements and techniques. Arranged chronologically, the selection of artists includes every major artistic movement and development since the Gothic period, giving readers a clear understanding of the evolution of the visual arts. Perfect for casual reading or easy reference, this accessible overview is a fun and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy.

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By Jeremy (Philadelphia, PA) · ★★★☆☆ · February 21, 2008
A book for people like me who can only learn things if they are presented in chronological order. And i did learn things, if only superficially, about many of the 50 artists covered in this book. Overall, it's a worthwhile book - at least to have around - for people with limited background but ho... ...more
By Caitlin · ★☆☆☆☆ · March 27, 2010
Dear Mr.Koster,

Please let me correct you on a couple of things and point out a few others.

1) Manet was never an impressionist. He never displayed with them. He to the end of of his career wanted to get recognition from the salon, so please do not refer to him as an impressionist painter.

2) How c... ...more
By Hmmmmmmmm (London, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · January 13, 2015
Not enough women. ...more