Thinking About Art

A Thematic Guide to Art History

The first art history book designed specifically for teachers and students
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We are pleased to announce the publication of this book, intended to widen access to the subject of Art History. Thinking About Art: A Thematic Guide to Art History is the first A level art history textbook produced specifically for students and teachers, as well as a wider audience. It's written by experienced teacher, and longstanding member of the AAH, Penny Huntsman.

“This ground-breaking publication will have a huge impact on the study of art history and will have a wide appeal, enthusing and inspiring art lovers, teachers and students alike.” 
Christine Riding, Chair of the AAH and Head of Arts at Royal Museums Greenwich

Thinking About Art explores some of the most influential works of art and architecture in the world through the prism of themes, instead of chronology, to offer intriguing juxtapositions of art and history.

The book ranges across time and topics, from the Parthenon to the present day and from patronage to ethnicity, to reveal art history in new and varied lights.

With over 200 colour illustrations and a wealth of formal and contextual analysis, Thinking About Art is a companion guide for art lovers, students and the general reader. It is also the first A-level Art History textbook, written by a skilled and experienced teacher of art history, Penny Huntsman. The book is accompanied by a companion website.

Thinking About Art is published by the AAH in partnership with Wiley. 

Paperback: £24.99
Hardback: £60.00

Order your copy directly from Wiley

Please contact to enquire about obtaining a free exam copy.

AAH members will receive a 20% discount. Email our Membership Officer for details.

About the Author
Penny Huntsman has taught A level History of Art for 15 years and is currently Head of Art History at Farlington School, Horsham. She has an undergraduate degree in History of Art, an MA in Cultural and Critical Thinking, and is embarking on a PhD in Educational Pedagogy.