The Art Book. Contributors: Adam Butler, Claire Van Cleave, and Susan Stirling. Illustrated; 512 pages; paperback. Phaidon Press Limited, 1994.
The Art Book presents a whole new way of looking at art. Easy to use, informative and fun, it's an A to Z guide of 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times. It debunks art-historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods, schools, visions, and techniques. Each artist is represented by a full-page color plate of a typical work, accompanied by explanatory and illuminating information on each image and its creator. A fresh and original approach to art: an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich and multi-faceted culture.