The fun and easy way to brush up on art history Ranging from prehistoric cave paintings to postmodern art installations, this is an ideal resource for students of art history as well as anyone who wants a lively yet systematic introduction to art through the ages. Unlike Art For Dummies, which is designed as an art-appreciation reference for museum goers, Art History For Dummies provides a thorough chronological survey of artistic movements, major artists, and masterworks. It helps people understand the differences between Renaissance and Mannerist art, see how Post-Impressionists branched off from their Impressionist forebears, decode the myriad 'isms' of twentieth century art, and get a handle on the eclectic contemporary art scene. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white reproductions throughout as well as 16 pages of color images, Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context. Jesse Bryant Wilder (Cincinnati, OH) holds a Masters in Teaching and a MA in literature and is the founder, Publisher, and Editor of NEXUS, a series of interdisciplinary textbooks used in high schools around the country. He has written several textbooks on art and art history and was an art critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.