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The History of Western Art by Peter Whitfield

The History of Western Art

by Peter Whitfield

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Unabridged Edition
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5 Hrs. 14 Min.
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What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic.

From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the 19th and 20th centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world; a world of the imagination.

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  • Published: November 2011
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T045640
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