In this companion volume to
The Discoverers, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin brings to life more than three thousand years of human artistic achievement.
In this engrossing book, Boorstin examines what people have added to the world: painting, sculpture, architecture, theology, philosophy, history, poetry, drama, literature, dance, music, and film.
In a narrative brimming with lively biographical sketches and illuminating anecdotes, Boorstin captures the remarkable history of artistic achievement in the West.
Here is a truly epic story, told with all the excitement, appreciation, and authority Boorstin brought to The Discoverers.
"An enormously stimulating volume, an epic work of immeasurable riches...this eloquent, remarkable synthesis sets the framework of humanity's advance from darkness and ignorance." (
"A remarkable achievement and a pleasure...an engrossing introduction to many of the greatest glories of the imagination and the intellect." ( The New York Times)
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