The American board has been working for some time to bring the famous French reference work up to date, to add new material on latest developments, to include more American art and artists, to arrange and revise the work for easier use. It is now presented as the only work of its kind, an essential reference tool for libraries, schools, artists, etc. The period covered extends from the Glacial period to the present. Detailed facts about artists, works of art, museums, art trends. Painting, sculpture, architecture and minor arts included. Catalogs of works of contemporary artists. Over 1,200 half tone cuts, arranged in 125 pages, forming a pictorial history of art. Two volumes boxed.