Understanding Art, Revised Printing / Edition 9

Understanding Art, Revised Printing / Edition 9

by Lois Fichner-Rathus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495905674

ISBN-13: 2900495905676

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This widely-adopted introductory appreciation book communicates the excitement, mystery, relevance, and beauty of art by teaching readers to understand and analyze art. This is all done through stimulating discussions on the elements, media, methods, content, composition, and style of art.

Along with discussions on the purpose of art (Ch. 1-9), a separate Chapter

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Overview

This widely-adopted introductory appreciation book communicates the excitement, mystery, relevance, and beauty of art by teaching readers to understand and analyze art. This is all done through stimulating discussions on the elements, media, methods, content, composition, and style of art.

Along with discussions on the purpose of art (Ch. 1-9), a separate Chapter (18) takes a look at art beyond Europe and the U.S. and examines art from all around the world. The history of art is contained chronologically in the second part of the book, (Ch. 10-17).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900495905676
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
584

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Table of Contents

1What is Art? Meanings, Purposes, Styles2
2The Language of Art: Elements, Composition, and Content30
3Drawing72
4Painting88
5Printmaking102
6Sculpture116
7Architecture140
8Camera Arts164
9Craft and Design196
10The Art of the Ancients232
11Classical Art: Greece and Rome256
12Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedrals286
13The Renaissance312
14The Age of Baroque348
15Modern Art372
16The Twentieth Century: The Early Years406
17Contemporary Art430
18Beyond Europe and The United States: A World of Art468
Glossary494
Index505
Photo Credits516

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