Principles of Art History Author:Heinrich Wolfflin What are the fundamental differences between classic & baroque? Is there a pattern underying the seemingly helterskelter development of art in different culture and times? What causes our entirely different emotional reactions to, say, Durer and Rebrandt? — Professor Wolfflin provides an objective set of criteria to answer these and related quest... more »ions. Examining style, quality, mode of represnetation in terms of five opposed dynamisms: the linear vs the painterly, plane vs recession, closed vs open form, multiplicity vs uity, clearness vs unclearness. The author analyzes the work of 64 major artists, as well as sculpture and architecture. Wheter you teach art, study it, or want to undersand it purely for your own enjoyment, this epoch-making study will increase your comprehension and pleasure in the world's great art treasures.