Part of a new series of beautiful gift art books, The World's Great Masterpieces of Art highlights the most popular art from the beginning of the twelfth century to the Pop Art movement of the twentieth century. With a fresh and thoughtful introduction to the history of art, discussing the work of some of the most famous artists in the world, the book goes on to showcase key works in all their glory. This is a sumptuous treat for the eyes, with something for everyone.
Michael Kerrigan has written widely on both the history of art and literature. Recent books on the English tradition include Paul Nash: Masterpieces of Art. A longstanding interest in the mythic and mystic traditions has given rise to books including Celtic Legends and The Bible: A Dark History, and a chapter on ‘Inklings of Other Worlds, 1946–59’ in The Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy & Horror. A regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, he lives with his family in Edinburgh.