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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Aaron | 2/14/2014

    " Fairly superficial entries on tons of artists. Fairly forgettable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam | 2/4/2014

    " I love little factsy books like this. And I love things about creation. I read the entire thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suby | 1/28/2014

    " The author traces the history of human creativity starting with India , China and Japan and then proceeds to architecture of Egypt, Rome, France and Italy through to 20th century American skyscrapers. In a similar fashion he treats the topics of music, literature, theatre, sculpture and painting. He goes on to photography and movies and gives a comprehensive account of how the process got democratised and all pervasive. A very fascinating history indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Brimmer | 1/25/2014

    " Boorstin writes such painless history, his logic is clear and connections self evident. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel J. Boorstin

Daniel J. Boorstin was born in 1914 and educated at Harvard, Yale, and Oxford. He is Librarian of Congress Emeritus, having directed the US national library from 1979-1987. He had previously been Director of the National Museum for History and Technology and of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. He taught at the University of Chicago for twenty-five years.