Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Evolution of Western Art by Remy Dean

Evolution of Western Art is the new non-fiction book by Remy Dean - an essential resource for the art student, novice practitioner and general art enthusiast who would like to expand their knowledge, and enhance their appreciation, of art. 

This fresh approach to art history follows a timeline that spans more than 40,000 years, from pre-history to the present day, using clear language and specific examples to chart the development of key ideas and major concepts along the path. Art is the ultimate expression of a culture and often survives as the only evidence of how people thought and acted. Could art be one of the factors that saved the human race from early extinction? Do we make art because we are intelligent, or has human intellect grown as a response to our art? How does our art define us?

Remy Dean is a teacher with more than a decade’s experience of lecturing in art history and contextual understanding to young adults (levels 2, 3 and 4). The aim is to remain clear and concise without over-simplification and not shy away from the important concepts. Each example is approached using a method of analysis suited to the work.

This book guides the reader along a path that runs through the major landmarks in the evolution of western art. It takes in ancient art, mediaeval art, the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, the art of the Enlightenment, the Romantics, Impressionists, Expressionists, Modernists, the Abstract, the Post-Modern, the Conceptual and the contemporary scene…

This is the first non-fiction title from Questing Beast Books since Maren Hancunt's Lady Lazarus: Confronting Lydia Lunch, published ten years ago, and follows 'hot on the heels' of the electronic re-issues of Dean's novel, Scraps, and novelette, Final Bough...

Click here to preview or buy Evolution of Western Art by Remy Dean

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