Art: A Brief History / Edition 4

Art: A Brief History / Edition 4

by Marilyn Stokstad, Michael Cothren
     
 

For courses in Art History, World Art, Art Appreciation.

Art: A Brief History provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market. The most popular choice for the one-semester survey market, Art: A Brief History is a condensation of the best-seller, Art History.

This new edition of Art:

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For courses in Art History, World Art, Art Appreciation.

Art: A Brief History provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market. The most popular choice for the one-semester survey market, Art: A Brief History is a condensation of the best-seller, Art History.

This new edition of Art: A Brief History is the result of a happy and productive collaboration between two scholar-teachers (Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren) who share a common vision that survey courses on the history of art should be filled with as much enjoyment as erudition, and that they should foster an enthusiastic, as well as an educated, public for the visual arts.

Like its predecessors, this new edition seeks to balance formal and iconographic analysis with contextual art history in order to craft interpretations that will engage a diverse student population. A such, throughout the text, the visual arts are treated as part of a larger world, in which geography, politics, religion, economics, philosophy, social life, and the other fine arts are related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136059097
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/29/2009
Series:
MyArtKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Starter Kit5
Use Notes12
Introduction13
1Art Before the Written Word30
2The Art of Mesopotamia and Egypt42
3Early Asian Art66
4Art of the Aegean World88
5The Spread of Greek Art and Culture118
6Art of the Roman Republic and Empire136
7Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art164
8Islamic Art188
9Later Asian Art208
10Early Medieval and Romanesque Art232
11Gothic Art256
12Early Renaissance Art286
13Art of the High Renaissance and Reformation314
14Baroque and Rococo Art350
15Art of the Americas384
16African Art402
17Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism416
18Later Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States440
19Modern Art: Europe and North America in the Early Twentieth Century466
20Art Since 1945498
Glossary530
Selected Bibliography538
Index546
Credits557

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