Third edition-revised- of what has become an accepted one volume encyclopedia of comparative art. An incredible amount of ground is competently covered, tracing the history and development of art from ancient art of the Near East, through Medieval Art, Renaissance Art, to Modern Art. The revised edition incorporates new material and views the old as a world panorama, a tracing of the shift from isolated cultures of antiquity to art of one world. The importance of contacts at different stages of evolution is considered at each step. An introduction discusses problems of form. Biographical material, while not omitted, is secondary, the emphasis is esthetic and cultural.