Fascinating look at art historyLinks 50 artists with those who have influenced them and whom they in turn have influencedHighly illustratedProvides a selection of 'family trees' showing the connections between artists of different periods and movements
David Gariff is an art historian and lecturer in the Education Division at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. He is also an adjunct faculty member in art history at The Catholic University of America. Prior to his appointment at the National Gallery, he was associate professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He has taught art history at Cleveland State University, Trinity University in Washington, DC and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received his PhD.
"A fascinating book that leads you from one place to another" artbookreview.net (28 June 2008) "The emphasis on placing each artist onto a shared time frame and highlighting links between great painters and movements has resulted in Gariff creating an indispensable guide to the world's artistic heritage" Artists and Illustrators (1 September 2008) ' A stimulating, original and beautiful book for any lover of art ' Good Book Guide