The History of Western Art Author:Erwin O. Christensen Erwin O. Christensen's History of Western Art is the most comprehensive guide to the wonderful world of art ever published in inexpensive paperback format. This concise, readable survey covers five thousand years of Western painting, decorative arts and crafts, sculpture, and architecture. The author interprets the relationships between art an... more »d history, enabling us not only to understand the artist's role in society but also to share in the excitement of his inspiration and achievement.
Features 377 illustrations. A pictorial history of Western art from prehistoric times to the present -- with special emphasis on modern art and its origins in the Renaissance.« less