Looking At Art / Edition 1

Looking At Art / Edition 1

by Laurie Schneider Adams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0130340529

ISBN-13: 9780130340528

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Pearson

This stimulating and fascinating introduction to art contains a series of thematic chapters covering a range of topics that will provide readers with a basis for approaching art and enjoying it. It also serves to dispel some preconceptions about the visual arts—assumptions made about a work based on an individual's own experience. Chapter

Overview

This stimulating and fascinating introduction to art contains a series of thematic chapters covering a range of topics that will provide readers with a basis for approaching art and enjoying it. It also serves to dispel some preconceptions about the visual arts—assumptions made about a work based on an individual's own experience. Chapter topics include the appeal and aims of art, style and formal elements, artists at work, art themes, art in and out of context, approaches to art, and arguing about art. For museum goers and anyone who wants a better understanding of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130340528
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Appeal of Art.

2. The Aims of Art.

Decorating the Environment. Recording the Past. Religious Art. Political Art. Images that Heal, Destroy, Protect and Warn Advertising Images.

3. Style and the Formal Elements of Art.

Line and Shape. Sculpure: David by Donatello and by Bernini. Painting: Castagno's David. Color. Light and Dark. Texture. Space and Shape as Context and Illusion. Linear Perspective. Eastern Perspective Systems. Architecture as Form and Function.

4. Artists at Work: Convention and Training.

The Aesthetic Context: Convention. The Cultural Context: How Artists Learn. The Cult of Bohemia and the Artists as Rebel. The Artists as Individual: Jackson Pollock.

5. Themes of Art.

The Divine Circle. The Circle as a Sign of Burial. The Column. The Iconographic Theme.

6. Art In and Out of Context.

Narrative Context. Architectural Context. The Museum as Context. The Archaeological Dig as Museum and Context. The Natural Context. The Urban Context: Site, Politics, Economics, and Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

7. Approaches to Art.

Formalism. Iconography. Marxism. Feminism. Semiotics. Biography and Autobiography. Psychoanalysis.

8. Arguing about Art.

Art and Politics. Aesthetic Quarrels. Iconoclasm.

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