Art: A Brief History / Edition 1

Art: A Brief History / Edition 1

by Marilyn Stokstad, Stephen Addiss, Margaret A. Oppenheimer
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130853646
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.81(h) x (d)

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 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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