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Art History A Very Short Introduction


Author : Dana Arnold
Genre : Art History

This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emp...


Modern Art A Very Short Introduction


Author : David Cottington
Genre : Art History

As public interest in modern art continues to grow, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art,...


The Renaissance A Very Short Introduction


Author : Jerry Brotton
Genre : History

This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. ...


Romanticism A Very Short Introduction


Author : Michael Ferber
Genre : Art History

Michael Ferber considers Romanticism in its time of growth in Western Europe, examining various types of Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy. He provides...


Ancient Egyptian Art And Architecture A Very Short Introduction


Author : Christina Riggs
Genre : Art History

In this Very Short Introduction Christina Riggs explores the visual arts produced in Egypt over a span of some 4,000 years. Describing the context and stories behind the objects th...


North American Indians A Very Short Introduction


Author : Theda Perdue & Michael D Green
Genre : Art & Architecture

When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricul...


Renaissance Art A Very Short Introduction


Author : Geraldine A. Johnson
Genre : Art & Architecture

Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, Dürer, Michelangelo: the names are familiar, as are many of the works. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and h...


The Avant Garde A Very Short Introduction


Author : David Cottington
Genre : Art History

For over a hundred years 'the avant-garde' has been the most influential concept in modern art; its impact on the history of modern culture has been profound. In this Very ...


Hieroglyphs A Very Short Introduction


Author : Penelope Wilson
Genre : Social Science

Hieroglyphs were far more than a language. They were an omnipresent and all-powerful force in communicating the messages of ancient Egyptian culture for over three thousand years; ...


World Music A Very Short Introduction


Author : Philip V. Bohlman
Genre : Music

World Music draws readers into a remarkable range of historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of th...


Journalism A Very Short Introduction


Author : Ian Hargreaves
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines

In this new edition of the Very Short Introduction to Journalism, Ian Hargreaves considers the role and place of journalism in our constantly evolving digital world. Exploring issu...


Dada And Surrealism A Very Short Introduction


Author : David Hopkins
Genre : Art History

Dada and Surrealism are two of the most important movements of modern art. This book provides a succinct, digestible account of them in historical terms, but also explains why they...