The Encyclopaedia of Artists
Susanna Partsch has summarized the life and work of the great artists. Her encyclopaedia is a concise and informative reference book that brings art history closer to us, making us eager to learn more.
Susanna Partsch captures the history of art in life stories: from Giotto to the artists of the Renaissance, from Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt and Paul Cezanne to 20th century artists such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. Her encyclopaedia is a clever and entertaining handbook which rounds up 75 internationally famous artists from the 14th century to the present day. Partsch describes the artists' individual styles, presents the peculiarities of their life and work, and combines fact with anecdote and legend.
Art history is anything but dusty and boring – as illustrated by "scandalous" paintings such as Edouard Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'Herbe or the freewheeling lifestyles of members of art collectives such as the Blue Rider group around Kandinsky and Franz Marc.