Appreciating Art

Newall, Diana (2008). Appreciating Art. London: A&C Black / Herbert Press Ltd.



A concise guide to the history, principles and theories behind Western paintings. This book provides the background and context for the most popular paintings and painters from 1400 to the present. It is divided thematically into genre chapters (still lifes, nudes etc.) and the paintings are arranged chronologically in each chapter. Most art history books are either scholarly or deal with a specific movement, subject or artist, this book covers a broad range of material, is easily accessible and authoritative.

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