Looking At Pictures

Description

Looking at pictures can be a delightful, exciting or moving experience, but some pictures - and these are often the most rewarding - require some explanation before they can be fully understood. Delving into the origins, designs and themes of over 100 pictures from different periods and places, this book illuminates the art of looking at - and talking about - pictures. Woodford shows how you can read a picture by examining the formal and stylistic devices used by an artist, and explores popular themes and subject matters, and the relationship of pictures to the societies that produced them. The book is supplemented by a glossary of key terms, ranging from art movements and technical terms to religious and classical terminology, to give readers all the information they need at their fingertips.

Details

Author(s)
Susan Woodford
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
138 x 216 x 20.32mm | 410g
Publication date
15 May 2018
Publisher
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
103 Illustrations, color
ISBN10
050029321X
ISBN13
9780500293218
Bestsellers rank
88,823