An enthralling journey through 40,000 years of art, from prehistoric cave paintings right up to the present day. Discover artists and their art around the world, in exciting and imaginative tales about artists and the way they created their work.
Written by educator and art historian Michael Bird, and illustrated by Kate Evans, the book also features reproductions of the famous artworks discussed, a comprehensive timeline of events, and extra feature spreads on places connected with art.
This is a beautiful and engaging introduction to art for any home or school library.
Reviews from Around the World
"This book does two things very well, it condenses 40,000 years of creativity into comprehensible periods of time, and it also includes examples from around the globe, which gives a truthful overview of how human creativity has evolved.
English Medieval illuminated manuscripts, Chinese landscape paintings and Cambodian temples are all used as the setting and focus for a variety of stories. Painting, printmaking and architecture are just some of the forms that are correctly introduced to the reader as art." - Andy Robert Davies