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About this book

Art history and artists
The Usborne book of art

  • The story of western art, from ancient Egyptian tomb decorations to modern art illustrated with over 200 of the world’s greatest works of art.
  • Clearly and simply describes the major art movements and styles of painting, from portraits to still life, illustrated with works by the grand masters.
  • A very readable guide to the history of art , including the often perplexing modern art, and an essential reference for every family library.
  • Includes links to view thousands more artworks online, via the Usborne Quicklinks website.
  • A bind-up of Introduction to Art and Introduction to Modern Art.

Rosie Dickins

Rosie Dickins

Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved making up her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she now works for Usborne Publishing. She has written over a hundred children's books, including award-winning non-fiction.


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My Review
I thought this book was amazing, full of great information for anyone interested on this topic.

Leonarda Do Vince, 2nd February 2013

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