The series has always been highly regarded for its insight and authority, providing an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history.
Each volume contains an introductory essay, forty-eight full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative illustrations in colour or black and white.
About the Author
Frances Spalding is an art historian and critic and writes regularly for the Burlington Magazine and the Times Literary Supplement. Her publications include Dance till the Stars Come Down: A Biography of John Minton (1991), Duncan Grant (1997), and The Tate: A History (1998).
'Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers.' (Independent)