Looking at Pictures (Art Essentials)

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Exploring the origins, designs and themes of over one hundred pictures from different periods and places, Susan Woodford artfully expands our appreciation of pictures. Woodford’s riveting prose compares different artistic approaches, questions assumptions and introduces us to a wide range of stimulating ideas. Whether looking at a Japanese woodcut, Leonardo’s Last Supper or Picasso’s Guernica, Looking at Pictures will develop your eye as well as your confidence to analyse pictures.

This essential guide inconcludes a glossary of key terms, ranging from art movements and technical terminology to religious and classical vocabulary, and gives invaluable suggestions for further reading. Includes 103 colour illustrations.


Small, smart, essential

For all those who enjoy art and want to find out more, Art Essentials are the perfect companions to give you all the background knowledge you need for your enjoyment and understanding, whether you're an avid gallery-goer, an armchair enthusiast or a curious observer.



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