Art across Time Volume One / Edition 4

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Overview

Art across Time combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to Art History. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, the text offers readers more than a chronology of art by placing each work within the time-and-place context within which it was created. Encountering and interpreting a work of art in context offers the reader the richest possible experience of it. Large scale and high quality visual reproductions of artworks are often presented from multiple perspectives to enhance visual appeal and allow students to view details and elements of composition with greater ease. A thoughtful pedagogical approach helps students consider what they are viewing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077353735
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 2/12/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 240,156
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Schneider Adams received a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. She is Professor of Art History at John Jay College, City University of New York, where she teaches art survey, and at the Graduate Center, where she teaches courses on the Italian Renaissance and on Art and Psychoanalysis. She has published articles on iconography and on art and psychology. She is the editor of Giotto in Perspectiveand of the journal Source: Notes in the History of Art; the author of A History of Western Art, The Methodologies of Art, Art and Psychoanalysis, and Art on Trial; and co-author (with Maria Grazia Pernis) of Federico da Montefeltro and Sigismondo Malatesta: The Eagle and the Elephant and of 5 children's books (with Allison Coudert).

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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Preface
Introduction: Why Do We Study the History of Art?
PART I

Chapter 1: The Art of Prehistory

Chapter 2: The Ancient Near East

Chapter 3: Ancient Egypt

Chapter 4: The Aegean
PART II

Chapter 5: The Art of Ancient Greece

Chapter 6: The Art of the Etruscans

Chapter 7: Ancient Rome

Chapter 8: Early Christian and Byzantine Art
PART III

Chapter 9: The Early Middle Ages

Chapter 10: Romanesque Art

Chapter 11: Gothic Art

Chapter 12: Precursors of the Renaissance

Notes

Glossary

Suggestions for Further Reading

Literary Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments

Picture Credits

Index
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