10,000 Years of Art, Paperback
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10,000 Years of Art is a compact guide to world art, offering a fresh perspective on the whole of art history from 8,000 BC to the present day. Organized in chronological order, the 500 works of art presented here cover all cultures (not just western) and represent the finest examples of fine and decorative art from 10,000 years of human history. Each work is illustrated in colour and accompanied by a concise, informative text. A companion title to Phaidon's groundbreaking 30,000Years of Art, this convenient pocket-sized volume is an indispensable resource for any art enthusiast.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
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  • ISBN: 9780714849690



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This is a coffee table book I bought at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Looking at my bookshelf, it's a little bit bigger than my copy of The Hobbit, so don't expect to become an expert on art from the last 10,000 years. But it is useful in serving its purpose, which is twofold: 1) highlight major milestones and achievements through the past 10 millenia, 2) show your friends, who have the last 3 issues of Cosmo on their coffee tables, that you are more cultured than they.

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