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Masterpieces of Art

A visual tour through major art movements, artists and their works.

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Masterpieces of Art is a series of eBook guides featuring multimedia content and interactive functionality to reveal the story behind major periods in art history. Each eBook provides an engaging and visual account of the development and accomplishments of a significant aesthetic period -- whether you’re a novice sticking a toe in the waters of art history or a veteran museum-goer wanting a full-body immersion in the topic.



100+ full-color images, interspersed with explanatory text, captions highlighting salient features and innovations, high-resolution versions and side-by-side galleries comparing individual works.

Interactive Canvases

Zoomable, interactive images with hotspots provide detailed information on special features and close up illustrations of technique at a tap of your finger.

Supplementary Information

Supplementary material containing glossary entries, articles for more in-depth explanations and background reveals the people behind the works.

Interactive Timeline

Interactive timeline of the movement with significant milestones in artists’ careers and the development of the movement.

About The Author

Carol Strickland

Carol Strickland

Carol Strickland is an author and cultural journalist for publications including Art in America, The Christian Science Monitor and New York Times. She is the author of the acclaimed art history book The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in the History of Art from Prehistoric to Post-Modern and The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture. Having sold more than 400,000 copies, The Annotated Mona Lisa is frequently listed as one of Amazon’s best-selling art books. Strickland has also written The Illustrated Timeline of Art History, The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature, and The Eagle and the Swan, a historical novel. Strickland has a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has taught at Stony Brook University. She has a home on Long Island in New York State. Links to her most recent feature stories can be found on her website: She records reflections on cultural topics on Twitter @CAROLARTBEAT).


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