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30,000 Years of Art

by Fiona Killackey in Culture on 25 September 2007

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Phaidon's latest behemoth, 30,000 Years of Art, will have you re-think everything you thought you knew about the world of Art. Spaning the entire history of art, the must-have coffee table book delivers a stunning collection of work from the first examples of human creativity to the future of art in the 21st century.

More than 1,000 masterpieces from the greatest artisans of all time are included on the full color photo pages. Text from 35 of the world's most renowned art experts allows the reader to trace the origins of each piece of art and compare and contrast it to art from differing eras.

Beautifully produced and immaculately presented, 30,000 Years of Art is an essential read for art admirers and art historians alike.

More images—a cloisonné jar, an Altamira Upper Paleolithic bison painting and a Hokusai—after the jump.

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