Art: A World History
This lavishly illustrated and super-condensed history of world art is the perfect gift for any art lover. A pocket-sized book bursting with 900 illustrations, it takes the reader from the beginnings of art in prehistory to the contemporary scene.
With concise introductions devoted to every significant art movement, this volume guides readers from the caves at Lascaux to the 21st-century masters, and teaches them to easily distinguish between Mannerism and High Renaissance, the Baroque and Rococo, Surrealism and Dada.
Complete with time lines, capsule biographies of great artists, and spreads that spotlight masterworks, it's a museum's worth of looking and learning that fits effortlessly into a purse or backpack.