The Collins Big Book of Art : From the Stone Age to the Renaissance, Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism, this book will walk you through the history of art in a delightful and informative way. At the heart of the book is a fully illustrated timeline of creativity throughout the world - beautiful to browse and easy to understand. This timeline is interspersed with engaging essays on the pivotal moments when art changed and when major movements began. Our most universal themes - from religion to landscape to the human form - are linked to this timeline and demonstrate how artists interpreted these themes in different periods of time and in locations around the globe. With more than 1,000 works of art represented, This book is both comprehensive and gorgeous. Whether you are a curious art novice or a seasoned art veteran, this unique volume is sure to fascinate and inspire. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.