This volume presents the history of portrait painting in the Western world, starting with its roots in ancient art and focusing on its flowering as an autonomous genre beginning in the 15th century. Works feature in the book represent all types of portraiture - individual and group portraits, official and casual settings, subjects both famous and anonymous, renderings of friends, family and the artists themselves. Masters of portraiture - includi...
By Andreas Beyer
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1.5 x 13.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 2762871
Format: PDF Text TXT book
As a commercial photographer who also teaches college-level photo classes I find this to be both a top addition to a large collection of art and photography books as well as a splendid teaching aid. Be aware that there are no photographic portraits