Includes 500 great works of art from different periods and regions in the world. This book reveals the diversity of man's artistic achievements through time and around the globe. It includes both fine and decorative arts - most commonly painting and sculpture, but also textiles, masks, ceramics and jewellery.
Contributors include some 35 museum curators, academics and archaeologists from the UK, Europe and the US, all of them specialists in their fields of art history. Authors include - Dr Jaromir Malek, the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford, on Egyptian art - Professor Sheila Blair, Boston College, Massachusetts, on Islamic art - Professor Keith Pratt, University of Durham, on Chinese and Korean art - Dr Crispin Branfoot, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, on Indian art - Dr Alisa LaGamma, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, on African art - Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Wessex Archaeology, on Iron Age European art - Professor Robin Conningham, University of Durham, on Indus Valley art - Dr Jean Turfa, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, on Etruscan art - Dr Sarah Symmons, University of Essex, on 18th- and 19th-century Western art