A History of Western Art Revised / Edition 4

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Overview

Appropriate for one-semester art history surveys or historically-focused art appreciation classes, A History of Western Art, Revised Fourth Edition, features additional color which provides students with a greater understanding of the works of art. Focusing on the Western canon of art history, the text presents a compelling chronological narrative from prehistory to the present. A non-Western supplement, World Views: Topics in Non-Western Art, addresses specific areas of non-Western art and augments the Western chronology by illustrating moments of thematic relationships and cross-cultural contact. World Views is available at a discount when packaged with A History of Western Art.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
It's difficult for any author trying to produce a beginning-level art history textbook to come up with something that is truly exemplary because the very nature of the task requires skimming or excluding so much of what is vital to understanding the subject. Adams ( Art and Psychoanalysis , LJ 9/15/93) has produced a work like many others in that it provides an enticing but fuzzy snapshot of each artistic period as it races from the Venus of Willendorf to Jean-Michel Basquiat in 500 pages. One of Adams's most valuable innovations over such standard texts as H.W. Janson's History of Art or Helen Gardner's Art Through the Ages is the beginning chapter, which covers the language of the visual artist--a brief but straightforward discussion of form, line, and value relating directly to later chapters. She has also included a much higher proportion of color images than do other titles in this price range and has added sidebars to enhance her main text. Ultimately, this book will be useful to students in first-year Western art history classes, but it need only be purchased by college libraries where such courses are common.-- Douglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L., Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073526461
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/15/2006
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Schneider Adams received a Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. She is Professor of Art History at John Jay College, City University of New York, where she teaches art survey, and at the Graduate Center, where she teaches courses on the Italian Renaissance and on Art and Psychoanalysis. She has published articles on iconography and on art and psychology. She is the editor of Giotto in Perspectiveand of the journal Source: Notes in the History of Art; the author of A History of Western Art, The Methodologies of Art, Art and Psychoanalysis, and Art on Trial; and co-author (with Maria Grazia Pernis) of Federico da Montefeltro and Sigismondo Malatesta: The Eagle and the Elephant and of 5 children's books (with Allison Coudert).

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Table of Contents

Preface 11
Ch. 1 Why Do We Study Art? 14
Ch. 2 The Language of the Visual Artist 24
Ch. 3 Prehistoric Western Europe 37
Ch. 4 The Ancient Near East 47
Ch. 5 Ancient Egypt 64
Ch. 6 The Aegean 82
Ch. 7 Ancient Greece 94
Ch. 8 The Etruscans 127
Ch. 9 Ancient Rome 135
Ch. 10 Early Christian and Byzantine Art 163
Ch. 11 The Early Middle Ages 178
Ch. 12 Romanesque Art 190
Ch. 13 Gothic Art 203
Ch. 14 Precursors of the Renaissance 227
Ch. 15 The Early Renaissance 244
Ch. 16 The High Renaissance in Italy 279
Ch. 17 Mannerism and the Later Sixteenth Century in Italy 305
Ch. 18 Sixteenth-Century Painting in Northern Europe 316
Ch. 19 The Baroque Style in Western Europe 331
Ch. 20 Rococo and the Eighteenth Century 364
Ch. 21 Neoclassicism: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries 378
Ch. 22 Romanticism: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries 387
Ch. 23 Nineteenth-Century Realism 402
Ch. 24 Nineteenth-Century Impressionism 420
Ch. 25 Post-Impressionism and the Late Nineteenth Century 435
Ch. 26 Turn of the Century: Early Picasso, Fauvism, Expressionism, and Matisse 451
Ch. 27 Cubism, Futurism, and Related Twentieth-Century Developments 461
Ch. 28 Dada, Surrealism, Fantasy, and America Between the Wars 478
Ch. 29 Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting 495
Ch. 30 The 1960s: Pop, Op, and Minimalism 508
Ch. 31 Innovation and Continuity 518
Glossary 536
Suggestions for Further Reading 542
Notes 548
Acknowledgements 548
Picture Credits 549
Index 551
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