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The landscape has been, for many centuries, one of the most important genres in painting. This book examines the landscape from the late Middle Ages to modern times, comprising a synopsis of the genre and covering a selection of the most important landscapes in the history of art. From Titian to Warhol, readers will discover the evolution of this popular genre.Artists featured (in chronological order)include: Jean, Paul und Herman von Limburg, Titian, Joachim Patinir, Albrecht Altdorfer, Veronese, Pieter Brueghel, El Greco, Adam Elsheimer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Gellee, gen. Lorrain, Jacob van Ruisdael, Caspar David Friedrich, John Constable, William Turner, Eugene Delacroix, Albert Bierstadt, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Arnold Bocklin, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Paul Cezanne, Georges Braque, Paul Klee, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Yves Tanguy, and Andy Warhol.Each book in "Taschen's Basic Genre Series" features: a detailed introduction with approximately 35 photographs, plus a timeline of the most important events (political, cultural, scientific, etc.) that took place during the time period; and, a selection of the most important works of the epoch; each is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and, on the facing page, a description/interpretation of the work and brief biography of the artist as well as additional information such as a reference work, portrait of the artist, and/or citations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783822854662
ISBN-10: 3822854662
Format: Paperback
(185mm x 230mm x 13mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Taschen GmbH
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publish Date: 25-May-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Norbert Wolf

Norbert Wolf has published books on medieval art, Piranesi, Velazquez and Romantic painting, including TASCHEN's Basic Art titles on Velazquez, Kirchner, Friedrich and Holbein, and Codices Illustres: The World's Most Famous Illuminated Manuscripts. He lives in Munich.

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