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How to Read World History in Art

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By Flavio Febbraro and Burkhard Schwetje

How does an artists interpretation of historical events alter our understanding of them? Kings, queens, presidents, and generals from Alexander the Great to Theodore Roosevelt have commissioned paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs of major events, and artistsfrom anonymous sculptors in ancient Egypt to Rubens, El Greco, Turner, Goya, Homer, Manet, Warhol, and Richterhave responded to important moments with works that forever shape historical memory.

How to Read World History in Art deals with specific episodes, from the proclamation of the Code of Hammurabi to more recent events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the attacks on September 11, 2001. It also deals with broader themes, such as the founding of states (Persia, Rome, the Chinese Empire, the United States) and war (Delacroixs Liberty Leading the People, Picassos Guernica). Discover the great voyages of exploration, the Industrial Revolution, and much more. World history is brought to life through these telling works of art.

400 pages, 220 full-color illustrations. 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''. Flexi- cover.

  • 400 pages
  • 220 full-color illustrations
  • 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''
  • Paper

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Description

By Flavio Febbraro and Burkhard Schwetje

How does an artists interpretation of historical events alter our understanding of them? Kings, queens, presidents, and generals from Alexander the Great to Theodore Roosevelt have commissioned paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs of major events, and artistsfrom anonymous sculptors in ancient Egypt to Rubens, El Greco, Turner, Goya, Homer, Manet, Warhol, and Richterhave responded to important moments with works that forever shape historical memory.

How to Read World History in Art deals with specific episodes, from the proclamation of the Code of Hammurabi to more recent events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the attacks on September 11, 2001. It also deals with broader themes, such as the founding of states (Persia, Rome, the Chinese Empire, the United States) and war (Delacroixs Liberty Leading the People, Picassos Guernica). Discover the great voyages of exploration, the Industrial Revolution, and much more. World history is brought to life through these telling works of art.

400 pages, 220 full-color illustrations. 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''. Flexi- cover.





  • 400 pages
  • 220 full-color illustrations
  • 6 3/4'' x 9 1/2''
  • Paper


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