100 Ideas that Changed Art: (A concise resource covering the forces that have shaped world art) (Pocket Editions) (Paperback)
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From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, 100 Ideas that Changed Art chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a unique and compelling take on the history of art.
The book shows how developments in materials and technology have radically changed the way that art is produced. Each entry explores when an idea first evolved and how it has resurfaced in the work of different artists up to the present day.
Illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.
"A truly great list and great essays to accompany. I would say this is a book for anyone who wishes to understand how art has become both an outside force from society, as well as entrenched in every aspect of our daily lived from advertisement, to religion to entertainment." – Goodreads reviewer
"It's a super book. It covers an amazing range of artistic styles, many of which I had not really considered as art before reading the book. Inevitably each of the 100 ideas is treated rather superficially, but it is a brilliant overview for anyone who is not an art expert (and maybe offers much food for thought for the expert.)" – Amazon reviewer
Other books in this popular series include 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion, 100 Ideas that Changed Film, 100 Ideas that Changed Design, 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design and the upcoming 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture and 100 Ideas that Changed Photography.
About the Author
Michael Bird is a writer and art historian. His books include The St Ives Artists, Studio Voices and an acclaimed history of art for children, Vincent's Starry Night and Other Stories. He is Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Exeter.