What Makes a Masterpiece? : Encounters with Great Works of Art, Hardback Book

What Makes a Masterpiece? : Encounters with Great Works of Art Hardback

Edited by Christopher Dell


In this exploration of the idea of the masterpiece, over fifty world masterpieces, from cave paintings to Cezanne, are brought to life by internationally acclaimed writers, scholars and artists.Many of the contributors are celebrated artists in their own right (Antony Gormley, Quentin Blake and Tom Phillips); others are popular writers (Philip Pullman, Germaine Greer); and many hold positions at well-known institutions, including the Prado, the Van Gogh Museum, the Louvre, the National Gallery and the Sapienza University.

Each masterwork is illustrated in full, and key details are selected and separately illustrated, alongside illuminating comparatives.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 20 Illustrations, black and white; 265 Illustrations, color
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9780500238790



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