Mirror of the World: A New History of Art by Julian Bell (Repost)
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 17, 2007) | ISBN: 0500238375 | Pages: 496 | PDF | 6.22 MB
With remarkable clarity, Julian Bell tells the story of how art has evolved through the millennia and across the world. He follows the changing trends in the making and significance of art in different cultures, and explains why the art of the day looked and functioned as it did. Key images and objects-some of them familiar works of art; others, less known but equally crucial to the story-act as landmarks on the journey, focal points around which the discussion always centers. Along the way, Bell answers fundamental questions such as "What is art and where does it start?" and "Why do humans make it and how does it serve them?"