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Overview

Clear and approachable, the book is intended primarily for one semester art history courses for non-majors. Starting with pre-history and ending with today's divergent trends, Art: A Brief History tells the many sided story of art.

With over 600 carefully chosen illustrations, most in color, all superbly produced to exacting standards of quality of its predecessors, Art: A Brief History presents a compact but thorough introduction to the world of art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130888006
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1

Meet the Author

Marilyn Stokstad, teacher, art historian, and museum curator, has been a leader in her field for decades and has served as president of the College Art Association and the International Center of Medieval Art. In 2002, she was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the National Women’s Caucus for Art. In 1997, she was awarded the Governor’s Arts Award as Kansas Art Educator of the Year and an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters by Carleton College. She is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She has also served in various leadership capacities at the University’s Spencer Museum of Art and is Consultative Curator of Medieval Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri

Michael W. Cothren is Professor of Art History at Swarthmore College, where he has also served as Art Department Chair, Coordinator of Medieval Studies, and Divisional Chair of the Humanities. Since arriving at Swarthmore in 1978, he has taught specialized courses on Medieval, Roman, and Islamic art and architecture, as well as seminars on theory and method, but he most enjoys teaching the survey to Swarthmore beginners. His research and publications focus on French Gothic art and architecture, most recently in a book on the stained glass of Beauvais Cathedral entitled Picturing the Celestial City. Michael is consultative curator of medieval stained glass at the Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. He has served on the board of the International Center of Medieval Art and as President both of the American Committee of the International Corpus Vitrearum and of his local school board. When not teaching or engaged in art historical research, you can finding him hiking in the red rocks around Sedona, Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Starter Kit 5
Use Notes 12
Introduction 13
1 Art Before the Written Word 30
2 The Art of Mesopotamia and Egypt 42
3 Early Asian Art 66
4 Art of the Aegean World 88
5 The Spread of Greek Art and Culture 118
6 Art of the Roman Republic and Empire 136
7 Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art 164
8 Islamic Art 188
9 Later Asian Art 208
10 Early Medieval and Romanesque Art 232
11 Gothic Art 256
12 Early Renaissance Art 286
13 Art of the High Renaissance and Reformation 314
14 Baroque and Rococo Art 350
15 Art of the Americas 384
16 African Art 402
17 Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism 416
18 Later Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States 440
19 Modern Art: Europe and North America in the Early Twentieth Century 466
20 Art Since 1945 498
Glossary 530
Selected Bibliography 538
Index 546
Credits 557
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