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The History of Western Art (Unabridged)

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XA 0055
 
The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
ISBN: 9781843795070
Download Size: 304 Mb
Running Time (H:M): 05:13:46
Release Date: January 2011
Originally recorded in 2011
Author
Peter Whitfield
Reader
Sebastian Comberti
Genre:
Spoken Word
History

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The History of Western Art (Unabridged)
Peter Whitfield
Read by Sebastian Comberti
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 nineteenth and twentieth 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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