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Designed for art appreciation courses, THE POWER OF ART is the first book to truly integrate the study of art within a global historical context. It presents the story of art as part of the accumulated experience of humankind by examining connections between our contemporary world and the past. The authors provide coverage of design and the various media and include more than 600 illustrations to provide visual support.
Part I: THE LANGUAGE OF ART. 1. The Power of Art. 2. The Fundamentals of Art and Design. Part II: THE ARTIST''S MATERIALS AND TOOLS. 3. Drawing. 4. Painting. 5. Printmaking. 6. Photography and Computer Art. 7. Sculpture. 8. Architecture. 9. Crafts and Design. Part III: A GLOBAL HERITAGE. 10. Ancient Empires, Ancient Gods. 11. The Age of Faith. 12. The Renaissance. 13. Drama and Light: Mannerism, the Baroque, and Rococo. Part IV: THE MODERN ERA. 14. The Birth of Modern Art: Neoclassicism to Postimpressionism. 15. The Real World on Trial: Early Twentieth Century. 16. The Invisible Made Visible: Abstract and Nonrepresentational Art. 17. A Storm of Images: Art in the Contemporary World. 18. Contemporary Issues in Art.
Posted November 5, 2013
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