Put yourself in the picture with this incredible visual guide displaying the best artistic works of all time. You’re the very special guest with unlimited access to the world’s most important art through the ages, from ancient cave paintings to modern-day street art.
On your journey through time, you’ll see a wealth of valuable art, including Egyptian tomb paintings, Roman frescoes, Byzantine mosaics, and Chinese porcelain. Special attention is given to art from different eras, such as Aboriginal Dreamtime, Renaissance period, impressionism, contemporary art, and much, much more.
Watch the progression of artistic styles and techniques, such as oil painting, watercolor, pastels, and sculpture. Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol are just some of the big names from the past and present featured inside. Every talent’s work is showcased through a signature piece supported by illuminating text, giving you a unique tour of each prestigious work of art.
Budding artists, this is all the inspiration you need to make your own masterpiece.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.
DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.
DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.
DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.