By: Brad Finger
This beautiful book published by Prestel gives tidbits of information concerning 13 important art movements: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, and Pop Art.
Each section of the book shows the time lime (in chronological order) of each movement, explains the style traits, and shows images. One side note is that this book does not give an in-depth look at each movement. Instead, it gives the important facts and concepts surrounding the different periods of art. For example, did you know that Art Nouveau artists oftentimes used a curve in their art that was referred to as a “whiplash” curve? Each chapter also gives suggestions for further reading, in case you find an art movement you love and want to learn more.
Check out this book if you are interested in learning some new things about the different periods of art. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Reviewed by: Diana (Harrington Library)