The Short Story of Art
The Short Story of Art is a new and innovative introduction to the subject of art. Simply constructed, the book explores 50 key works, from the wall paintings of Lascaux to contemporary installations, and then links these to sections on art movements, themes and techniques.
The design of the book…
- Coming soon!
Shepherd is reader supported. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our website. (learn more)
Why read it?
1 author picked The Short Story of Art as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?
I love this book! Like the idea of The Annotated Mona Lisa but don’t want quite so much detail? This one is great— let’s take 50 works of art throughout art history and tell you exactly why they are important. Easy peasy, and filled with humor and joy, too.
From Jennifer's list on art newbies.
Want books like The Short Story of Art?
Our community of 7,000+ authors has personally recommended 10 books like The Short Story of Art.
Browse books like The Short Story of Art
5 book lists we think you will like!
Interested in art, art history, and the Mona Lisa?
7,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about art, art history, and the Mona Lisa.