The creators of the award-winning "Art Authority" app line announced today that they are shipping their first iBook through Apple's iBookStore. "Exploring Art with Art Authority" is a free companion to the popular line of classic art apps, intended to supplement and add context to what's been hailed as "an experience unlike any other."
"Exploring Art with Art Authority" is organized in the same way as the apps, with one chapter for each of the eight major art periods: Early, Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Impressionism, Modern, Contemporary and American. Each chapter includes a brief summary of the period, a short movie showing off that period's "room" in the iPad app's museum, and an overview of a few of the key works from that period. A summary of the app line itself concludes the book.