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Author Bell, Julian, 1952-

Title Mirror of the world : a new history of art / Julian Bell.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2007.

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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  700 BEL    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  709 BEL    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  709 B41M    Check Shelf
Description 496 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents Horizon : Animal and human: before 31,000 BCE ; Torchlight: Western Europe, 31,000-10,000 BCE ; Imprecise feelings: America, Australia, Africa, South-west Asia, from 10,000 CBE ; Multiple choices: Central Africa, Melanesia, Japan, Europe, from 5000 BCE ; Lost for word: Polynesia, Scotland, from 4000 BCE -- 2. Shaping civilization : Stones seen through fog: Mexico, Peru, China, India, from 3000 BCE ; Ground lines: Iraq, Egypt, 3100-2200 BCE ; Metal, merchants, maat: Central Asia, China, Greece, Egypt, 2000-1350 BCE ; Full circle: Mexico, 1200-800 BCE -- 3. Classical norms : Suggestions and declarations: Northern Asia, Syria, Iraq, 800-600 BCE ; 'Man' and 'art': Greece, Iran, 650-330 BCE ; Winds and mountains: Greece, India, Central Asia, China, 320 BCE-100 CE ; Quotation marks: Italy, 50 BCE-150 CE -- 4. Medieval worlds : Unrelated images: Nigeria, Peru, Europe, 500 BCE-500 CE ; Work and pray: North Africa, India, Italy, Syria, the British Isles, 1-750 CE ; Jungles and caves: Central America, Indonesia, India, China, 300-900 ; Word, flesh, light: Islam, Christendom, India, 950-1250 ; Early modern, late ancient: China, Japan, Cambodia, Nigeria, 1000-1250 -- 5. Doorways and windows : Banquets and bare trees: China, 970s-1370s ; Earth colours: Germany, Italy, 1240-1350 ; Texts and textures: Iran, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, 1330-1420 ; Opening windows: Northern Europe, Italy, 1390-1460 ; Private passions: Flanders, Italy, France, Iran, Indonesia, 1440-1520 -- 6. Re-creating the world : Birth pangs: Mexico, Northern Europe, 1490-1520s ; A thing of the mind: Italy, 1480-1520 ; Difficulties: Western Europe, Africa, 1520s-1550s ; Philosophic heights: the Netherlands, India, Italy, Spain, 1540s-1600 -- 7. Theatrical realities : Other times: China, Southern India, the Americas, Italy, 1530-1630 -- Crescendos : Rome, Northern Europe, India, Iran, 1600-1650s -- Marketplaces and marks: Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, 1600-1660s ; Richer and clearer: the Netherlands, Italy, 1620-1670 -- 8. Settlement, enlightenment : The effects of peace: France, Italy, 1660s-1700s ; Separate dreams: Mali, Japan, China, Korea, 1650-1750 ; Grand fabrics: France, Italy, Germany, 1710s-1750s ; The public: Japan, Britain ; Reining back: India, France, Russia, 1750s-1780s -- 9 A changed truth : Modernities: France, Brazil, Japan, 1780-1805 ; Ideals and bodies: Italy, Spain, France, 1780s-1820s ; Vision and landscape: Britain, Germany, 1790-1840s ; The new regimes: Iran, France, Denmark, 1800s-1850s ; Towards the suburbs: France, Japan, 1810s-1850s -- 10. Industry's momentum : Matter and fact: France, Germany, Britain, 1840-1860 ; Spectators: USA, India, New Zealand, West Africa, China, 1840s-1860s ; Freedoms and duties: France, Russia, Britain, 1860s-1880s ; Acceleration: USA, France, 1880s-1900 ; Wilfulness: Denmark, Norway, France, Mexico, 1890s-1900 -- 11. Breakthrough / breakdown : Vitalities: Africa and Europe, 1900-1910s ; Questions, junctions: Europe, 1909-1914 ; Machines: USA, Germany, Russia, Japan, 1915-1925 ; Behind vision, beyond vision: Europe, USA, 1920s-1930s ; Close ranks: Mexico, USA, Europe, Cuba, 1920-1945 -- 12. Foreground : Bombardments and ruins: USA, Britain, France, 1945-1955 ; Clean cut salesman: USA, Argentina, Italy, Tanzania, 1955-1964 ; The cool war: China, Germany, Britain, USA, 1965-1973 ; Plural / postmodern: USA, Germany, Canada, India, Australia, 1969-1989 ; World spectacle: from the 1980s ; There and here -- Timeline.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (478-483) and index.
Contents Horizon -- Shaping civilization -- Classical norms -- Medieval worlds -- Doorways and windows -- Re-creating the world -- Theatrical realities -- Settlement, enlightenment -- A changed truth -- Industry's momentum -- Breakthrough / breakdown -- Foreground.
Subject Art -- History.
Art and history.
Art -- Historiography.
Added Title New history of art
ISBN 9780500238370
0500238375 paperback
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