Looking at Pictures / Edition 1

Looking at Pictures / Edition 1

by Susan Woodford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521286476

ISBN-13: 9780521286473

Pub. Date: 02/28/1983

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Looking at pictures can be enjoyable, exciting or moving. Some pictures are easily appreciated at first glance, but others - often the most rewarding - require some explanation before they can be fully understood. This clearly written and enjoyable book is intended to increase pleasure and stimulate thought. It tackles many aspects of looking at paintings as well.

Overview

Looking at pictures can be enjoyable, exciting or moving. Some pictures are easily appreciated at first glance, but others - often the most rewarding - require some explanation before they can be fully understood. This clearly written and enjoyable book is intended to increase pleasure and stimulate thought. It tackles many aspects of looking at paintings as well. Starting with familiar ideas, Dr Susan Woodford moves on to explore subtler, less obvious concepts. For example, she shows how paintings can be appreciated as patterns on a flat surface emotional effect; how ordinary objects can conceal hidden meanings and how knowledge of tradition improves our understanding of revolutionary works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521286473
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1983
Series:
Cambridge Introduction to Art Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Table of Contents

1. Ways of looking at pictures; 2. Landscape and seascape; 3. Portraits; 4. Everyday life and everyday things: genre and still life; 5. History and mythology; 6. Religious images; 7. Pictures as decorations on flat surfaces; 8. Tradition; 9. Considerations of design and organisation; 10. Problems in the depiction of space; 11. An approach to stylistic analysis: renaissance and baroque contrasted; 12. Hidden meanings; 13. Quality; Index.

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