From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art. Arranged in broadly chronological order, it provides a source of inspiration and a fascinating resource for the general reader to dip into. Lavishly illustrated with historical masterpieces and packed with fascinating contemporary examples, this is an inspirational and wholly original guide to understanding the forces that have shaped world art.
Michael Bird is a writer, art historian, and broadcaster. His recent books include Sandra Blow (2005), The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time (2008), and Bryan Wynter (2010). He has published many essays and articles on modern and contemporary art and lectures widely. He is currently Visiting Lecturer at University College Falmouth.