Art History / Edition 1

Art History / Edition 1

by Stephen Addiss, Bradford R. Collins, Marilyn Stokstad
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130825824

ISBN-13: 9780130825827

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Art History covers the Western tradition and the cultures of the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas - each on its own terms. The world's finest paintings, sculpture, and works of architecture are covered here, as are drawings, photographs, works in metal, ceramics, and textiles. All are discussed within the social,…  See more details below

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Art History covers the Western tradition and the cultures of the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas - each on its own terms. The world's finest paintings, sculpture, and works of architecture are covered here, as are drawings, photographs, works in metal, ceramics, and textiles. All are discussed within the social, religious, and intellectual contexts of their creation. The authors also address intriguing issues surrounding art: Is art taken as war booty a matter of protection or theft? How does the "title" of an artwork affect our perception of its meaning? What explains the relatively low number of women artists? Special sections on techniques illustrate practical matters of production; for example, how Japanese armor was constructed, the process used to make ancient coins, how a camera works, the steps in the lost-wax casting process, and weaving and embroidery techniques. Architecture receives particular attention in hundreds of clearly labeled drawings and diagrams. All terms - even the most basic - are defined when first introduced and are included in the 900-word glossary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130825827
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
654
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface6
Acknowledgments7
Use Notes15
Introduction16
Starter Kit29
Ch. 1Prehistory and Prehistoric Art in Europe34
Ch. 2Art of the Ancient Near East60
Ch. 3Art of Ancient Egypt90
Ch. 4Aegean Art126
Ch. 5Art of Ancient Greece150
Ch. 6Etruscan Art and Roman Art220
Ch. 7Early Christian, Jewish, and Byzantine Art286
Ch. 8Islamic Art336
Ch. 9Art of India before 1100364
Ch. 10Chinese Art before 1280394
Ch. 11Japanese Art before 1392420
Ch. 12Art of the Americas before 1300442
Ch. 13Art of Ancient Africa464
Ch. 14Early Medieval Art in Europe478
Ch. 15Romanesque Art506
Ch. 16Gothic Art544
A Brief Review of the European Middle Ages609
Ch. 17Early Renaissance Art in Europe610
Ch. 18Renaissance Art in Sixteenth-Century Europe678
Ch. 19Baroque, Rococo, and Early American Art748
Ch. 20Art of India after 1100820
Ch. 21Chinese Art after 1280834
Ch. 22Japanese Art after 1392852
Ch. 23Art of the Americas after 1300872
Ch. 24Art of Pacific Cultures892
Ch. 25Art of Africa in the Modern Era908
Ch. 26Neoclassicism and Romanticism in Europe and the United States926
Ch. 27Realism to Impressionism in Europe and the United States976
Ch. 28The Rise of Modernism in Europe and the United States1020
Ch. 29Art in the United States and Europe since World War II1106
GlossaryG1
BibliographyB1
IndexI1
CreditsC1

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