Looking At Pictures


‘Susan Woodford is the ideal guide … She writes with feeling, wit and deep knowledge, wisely but unpretentiously … shows how enjoyment and learning can be one and the same’ Julian Bell


ISBN: 9780500293218 Category:

Susan Woodford


Looking at pictures can be a delightful, exciting or moving experience, but some pictures – and these are often the most rewarding – require some explanation before they can be fully understood. Delving into the origins, designs and themes of over 100 pictures from different periods and places, this book illuminates the art of looking at – and talking about – pictures. Woodford shows how you can read a picture by examining the formal and stylistic devices used by an artist, and explores popular themes and subject matters, and the relationship of pictures to the societies that produced them. The book is supplemented by a glossary of key terms, ranging from art movements and technical terms to religious and classical terminology, to give readers all the information they need at their fingertips.

Additional information

Weight 411 g
Dimensions 14.1 x 21.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2018
Number of pages 176
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 14.1 x 21.6 cm
Weight 411 g


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