Level: Pre-intermediate (B1)
British History Seen Through Art relates the significant events of British history with a detailed commentary on the most important works of art of the period, which are beautifully presented in full colour.
Starting with Stonehenge, we see history unfold before our eyes. We observe how the religious art of the Middle Ages became more secular after the reign of Henry VIII, and how continental European art influenced British architecture and painting.
[show more]ess important changes in British society: the rise in power of the middle classes in the Georgian Age and how this influenced British painting; the new artistic expression brought by the Industrial Revolution; and the advent of technology of the 20th and 21st centuries and a new freedom of artistic expression.
British History Seen Through Art has its own website, www.Britishhistoryart.com, with links to other sites where you can find out more about the themes introduced in each chapter and work on corresponding activities.
Both students and teachers will enjoy this cross-curricular approach to the study of the history of Britain and its art, which also features PET-style exercises, an Exit Test and a recording of the text with listening activities.