The Art Book

By Phaidon
(Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 9780714864679, 592pp.)

Publication Date: September 2012

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Praise For The Art Book

"Adding over 100 new works to its roster and incorporating newer media like photography, performance art, and video installations, the new Art Book features the ways in which the art world has been reinvigorated in the last two decades. . .the book is a good start for those searching for the basic building blocks of a modern art eduction." - The Huffington Post

"The new edition of The Art Book is perhaps the most ideal for newcomers to art but will be enjoyable for almost anyone interested in art." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Art City

"The second edition of this popular, comprehensive reference tome has just enough biographical information on each of its alphabetically featured artists from all eras to quickly elevate a cocktail party conversation - or perhaps inspire a passion." - ForeWard Reviews

". . .each new work is a surprise and keeps you interested and on the edge of your seat. Tell me, when's the last time you heard anyone say that about going to an art gallery or opening up an art history text book?" - Blog Critics

"The updated A-to-Z guide of artists from medieval to modern times." - In Style

"Funky, colorful and convenient. . .it's not hard to see where the newness begins. All in all, 100 new works have been added to the alphabetized survey, making this a truly 21st-century reference book on art. Christmas stockings will bulge." - Canadian Art

"The Art Book is worth every penny of its hefty price; this 592-page A-to-Z volume is the art history class you wish you had taken: fun, refreshing, a take-home museum." - Reader's Digest

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