"Collins Big Book of Art is the first truly accessible history of art since the international bestseller, The Art Book." "From the Stone Age to the Renaissance, from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism, this book takes the reader through the history of art, in an entertaining and informative way. At the heart of the book is an illustrated chronological survey, tracing the connections and parallels of artistic achievement throughout the world." "With more than 1000 works of art illustrated, Collins Big Book of Art contains essays on the turning points that inspired the major artistic movements. The book illustrates ways in which some of our most universal themes - from religion to the human form - were represented by artists at different points of time." "Collins Book of Art will inform, inspire and delight art lovers everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.Zaczek, Ian is the author of 'Collins Big Book Of Art From Cave Art To Pop Art' with ISBN 9780060832858 and ISBN 0060832851.