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Art History presents a broad view of art from prehistory through the Gothic Age, it sympathetically and positively introduces the works of all artists. This includes women, artists of color, and the arts of other continents and regions, as well as those of Western Europe and the United States. Broad in scope and depth, this beautifully illustrated work features art from the following time periods and places: prehistory; art of the ancients (Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, Etruscan, and Roman); early Christian, Jewish, and Byzantine art; Islamic art; early Medieval European art; Romanesque art, and Gothic art.
Marilyn Stokstad has been introducing the history of art to students and to the public for more than forty years, nurturing an educated, enthusiastic audience for the arts. She firmly believes that everyone can and should enjoy their introduction to art history. Only then will they learn to appreciate art as the most tangible creation of the human imagination.
Chapter 1 - Prehistoric Art in Europe
Chapter 2 - Art of the Ancient Near East
Chapter 3 - Art of Ancient Egypt
Chapter 4 - Aegean Art
Chapter 5 - Art of Ancient Greece
Chapter 6 - Etruscan and Roman Art
Chapter 7 - Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art
Chapter 8 - Islamic Art
Chapter 9 - Early Medieval Art in Europe
Chapter 10 - Romanesque Art
Chapter 11 - Gothic Art of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
Chapter 12 - Fourteenth-Century Art in Europe
Posted May 25, 2010
Art can have many purposes. It can entertain, reflect, but mostly it tells the viewer what kind of person it's artist was and how they viewed the world. This book masterfully shows a history of art while showing beautiful and timeless art collections that will permenamtly stay engraved in my mind. The authors expertly word the book so that anyone who enjoys both reading and art can understand and appreciate. There was not a single negative attribute that can be found in this book except that it had to endWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.