Look!: The Fundamentals of Art History / Edition 1

Look!: The Fundamentals of Art History / Edition 1

by Anne D'Alleva
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130486353

ISBN-13: 9780130486356

Pub. Date: 07/15/2003

Publisher: Pearson

Look! The Fundamentals of Art History

An invaluable handbook for undergraduates of art history, Look! The Fundamentals of Art History will enable students to get the most from their survey course. in a clear and engaging style, Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy.

The book introduces two

Overview

Look! The Fundamentals of Art History

An invaluable handbook for undergraduates of art history, Look! The Fundamentals of Art History will enable students to get the most from their survey course. in a clear and engaging style, Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy.

The book introduces two basic art historical methods—formal analysis and contextual analysis—revealing how to use these methods in class discussion and in written work. There is also valuable advice on writing art-history papers, with real examples examined to highlight common strengths and weaknesses, and to show how to develop an argument convincingly. To help students prepare for exams, D'Alleva explains the most effective methods of note-taking and outlines strategies for reviewing images. Finally, D'Alleva provides a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, which will be particularly helpful for those considering majoring or minoring in this rewarding discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130486356
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion.)
Introduction and How to Use this Book.
1. Introducing Art History.
What do Art Historians Do: The Object of Art History. Art History's Disciplinary Identity. Why is Art History Important?

2. The Fundamentals of Interpretation: Formal and Contextual Analysis.
Two Sides of a Coin: Formal and Contextual Analysis. Everyday Art History: Looking at Advertising. Formal Analysis. Contextual Analysis. Art Out of Context? Museums and Art History. The Process of Interpretation: Confronting your Assumptions.

3. Writing Art History Papers.
Structuring Art Historical Arguments: Interpretation vs. Opinion. Formal Analysis Papers. Research Papers. Some Specialized Kinds of Writing Assignments. Resources for Art Historical Research. Critical Moments in Art-History Writing. Citations and Bibliographies. Writing Style.

4. Navigating Art History Examinations.
Slide Identifications and Short-Answer Questions. Art History Essays. Effective Note-Taking.

5. Art History's Own History.
Ancient “Art Historians” . Medieval Art History. Renaissance Art History. Art History and Criticism in the Age of Enlightenment. Foundations of Modern Art History: Nineteenth-century Philosophers and Historians of Art. Art History at Mid-century Formalists, Iconographers, and Social Historians. The “New” Art History and the Future of Art History. Do Other Cultures Practice Art History?

Glossary.
Annotated Bibliography.
Table of Parallel Illustrations in Art History Surveys.
Picture Credits.
Index.

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