The Rainbow Book of Art Author:Thomas Craven In the pages of this beautiful book, with its hundreds of pictures--in color and in black-and-white--is the history of the art of the world. It starts with primitive man drawing on the walls of his caves pictures of the animals he hunted, and ranges through the arts of painting and sculpture in Egypt and Greece and Rome. And it tells of the grea... more »t artists of all countries who followed these men of old--and tells, too, of the artists of yesterday and today. They and their works are here, and Thomas Craven writes of them in a way which makes you share his excitement in the wonders they have wrought.
He speaks with humor, charm, and enthusiasm, as well as with the authority that a lifetime of study of these artists and their works gives to his words. When you put this book down you will look at painting and sculpture--and even at the architecture of the houses about you--with a new eye.
This book has been prepared especially as an introduction, not only to knowledge about out art heritage, but to the lifelong interest and entertainment it offers. For art lovers of any age who cannot visit the famous collections, it is a museum tour in itself, guided by a man who brings a full appreciation of the artists and their works to his audience; for those who hope some day to visit the great collections of the world, this is a wonderful preparation. For any reader it is a book to be treasured and read and enjoyed many times over.« less