Art: A Beginner's Guide

Art: A Beginner's Guide

Laurie Schneider Adams
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Author:  Laurie Schneider Adams
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  240
Publisher:  Oneworld Publications
Year:  2012
ISBN:  9781851688531

Art has existed for as long as humankind, but defining it is famously difficult. In this whirlwind tour spanning from prehistory up to the present day and beyond, Laurie Schneider Adams explores how art, and our views on it, have evolved. Delving into fascinating issues such as why some artworks can be so controversial, why a forgery can never be as "good" as the original, and what the future of art may hold, this beautifully crafted introduction provides a definitive overview of Western artistic tradition. Also providing a helpful guide to understanding art terminology and to reading artworks for meaning, Art: A Beginner's Guide is an essential tool for every budding art critic.