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Art in History

By Larry Silver (NHC Fellow, 1991–92)

Art History

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993

From the publisher’s description:

Art in History provides an illuminating overview of humanity's long tradition of creation, from the earliest cave paintings to contemporary installations. By relating works of art — primarily painting, sculpture, and graphics, but also major architectural monuments — to the societies in which they were created, Dr. Silver intensifies the reader's understanding of humanity's most famous and enduring images. Each chapter surveys a historical era, presenting its major figures against a background of social forces that helped shape their creativity. Non-Western cultures are included as counterpoints, and a careful balance is established between long-acknowledged masters and those whose achievements have been recognized only recently.

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Silver, Larry (NHC Fellow, 1991–92). Art in History. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993.