Rene Huyghe

Larousse Encyclopedia of Prehistoric and Ancient Art: Art and Mankind



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New York, NY: Prometheus Press, 1967. 2nd Ed 2nd Pr. Discarded Library Book. Hardbound. 4to. 415 Pgs.. Nr Fine in Good- DJ/Good. Larousse Encyclopedia of Prehistoric and Ancient Art by Rene Huyghe. Published by Prometheus Press, New York, NY, 1967. 2nd Edition 2nd Printing. Hardbound in Glassine Protected DJ. Size 4to (up to 12” tall). Condition: Nr Fine in Good- DJ. Discarded Library Book. 415 Pgs. Each chapter has a section giving clearly and concisely the facts about all the arts: painting, sculpture; architecture; ceramics; metalwork; textiles, etc. There is also a series of detailed essays by leading authorities on the successive phases of art all over the world, and each chapter begins with a penetrating text by one eminent art historian on the course of art over different areas and periods in relation to one another and to civilization as a whole. Sections include: Prehistoric Art; Primitive Art; The Agrarian Empires; The Metal Civilizations; The Earliest Civilizations of Antiquity; Antiquity and the Shaping of the Modern World; and The Development of Art in Asia. Index includes artists, schools, styles, important works of art, etc. Over 750 illustrations, 32 in full color. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 13819.

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