‘A wonderful guide … full of grace and energy’
– Art & Auction
'Exuberant, astute, and splendidly illustrated history of world art. … Bell draws fascinating parallels between artistic developments in Western and non-Western art … will appeal to anyone — from the generalist to the scholar'
– Publishers Weekly
'For understanding the story so far, and being entertained in the process, Bell has no match'
'… would work equally well as an overview for an intelligent reader, a textbook for a critically-minded class, or a bedside companion'
– The Art Newspaper
'… thought-proving and cogent, and free of academic jargon'
– The Times
'I found it highly readable and engaging and feel that it would be a refreshing addition to more sober texts'
– Simon Lee, Chief A level examiner for History of Art
The richest story of art ever told … Both a perfect introduction to wider art history and a glimpse inside the artistic mind, this groundbreaking narrative will become a touchstone for a new generation of readers.
• Charts the whole history of art from the earliest carved stone to the latest media
• Takes a truly global picture, connecting different cultures across time and space
• Hundreds of works are discussed and illustrated, showing how art uniquely reflects the world in which it was produced
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