The Britannica Guide to the Visual and Performing Arts Series


This series offers a compelling overview of the history of visual and performing arts. Key developments in painting, photography, film, dance, theatre, sculpture, architecture, and music are considered, as well as the major individuals whose contributions have had a long-lasting impact on their respective disciplines. Each book places the innovations and groundbreaking works in their historical contexts—touching on the social, religious, and political influences of the time. Readers will gain a deeper comprehension of each discipline and the great artists and works that transformed them: High-interest content will appeal to both arts-oriented students and general readers; Traces the evolution of each art over the centuries; Biographies of major influencers will engage readers.

Number of Titles:  8

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Guided Reading Level: Z

Lexile Level: 1270-1480

ISBN: 9781625134042 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2016

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