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Prebles’ Artforms continues to lead the field with its steadfast focus on contemporary art, global artists, and cutting edge technology for the art appreciation classroom.
We form Art. Art forms us.
The title of this book has a dual meaning. Besides the expected discussion of the various forms of art, the title also reflects the fact that art does indeed help to form us as people. As we create forms, we are in turn formed by what we have created. Several years ago, the title was changed to Prebles’ Artforms, acknowledging the pioneering contribution of the original authors, Duane and Sarah Preble, to the study of art. Their vision and spirit have touched hundreds of thousands of students who have studied this book.
Artforms grew out of a desire to introduce art through an engaging visual experience, and to expose students to a culturally diverse canon of work. It is written and designed to help readers build an informed foundation for individual understanding and enjoyment of art. By introducing art theory, practice, and history in a single volume, this book aims to draw students into a new or expanded awareness of the visual arts.
Beyond fostering appreciation of major works of art, this book’s primary concern is to open students’ eyes and minds to the richness of the visual arts as unique forms of human communication and to convey the idea that the arts enrich life best when we experience, understand, and enjoy them as integral parts of the process of living.
CONTENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS PREFACE
Part 1: The Language of Visual Experience
1 THE NATURE OF ART AND CREATIVITY
What Is Art?
Purposes and Functions of Art Biography: Jazz, Memory, and Metaphor: Romare Bearden Creativity Art in the World: Early Encounters with the Artist Within Untrained Artists
2 VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Looking and Seeing The Visual Toolbox Line Shape Mass Space Time and Motion Light Color Art and Reality Seeing and Responding to Form Biography: A Personal Vision: Georgia O’Keeffe Iconography
3 HOW AN ART WORK IS BUILT
Unity and Variety Balance Emphasis and Subordination Directional Forces Contrast Repetition and Rhythm Scale and Proportion Design Summary Biography: Expression Is Foremost: Henri Matisse
Part 2: The Media of Art
Biography: A Life’s Work in Ten Years: Vincent van Gogh 106
Purposes of Drawing Tools and Techniques Graphic Novels / Comics Contemporary Approaches
Ingredients and Surfaces Watercolor Tempera and Encaustic Oil Acrylic Fresco Art in the World:The Great Wall of Los Angeles
Relief Intaglio Lithography Stencil Current Directions
A Tool and an Art Form Biography: “A Photographer at My Very Core:” Margaret Bourke-White Pushing the Limits The Digital Revolution
8 MOVING IMAGES: FILM AND DIGITAL ARTS
Film: The Moving Image Television and Video Digital Art Forms
9 GRAPHIC DESIGN
Design Disciplines Graphic Design Biography: Design Between the Eyes: Chaz Maviyane-Davies Interactive Design Motion Graphics Product Design
Freestanding and Relief Sculpture Methods and Materials Kinetic Sculpture Mixed Media Installations and Site-Specific Art
11 FLIRTING WITH FUNCTION
Clay At the Edge of Art: Boolean Valley Glass Metal Wood Fiber Biography: Stitched into History: Faith Ringgold
An Art and a Science Styles, Materials, and Methods Biography: Deconstructing a Building: Zaha Hadid Designing with Nature Biography: Radical Innovator: Frank Lloyd Wright
13 EVALUATING ART
Evaluation Art Criticism What Makes it Great?
Art in the World:What to Do in a Museum
Part 3: Art as Cultural Heritage
14 FROM THE EARLIEST ART TO THE BRONZE AGE
The Paleolithic Period At the Edge of Art:Stones from Blombos The Neolithic Period The Beginnings of Civilization Mesopotamia Egypt
15 THE CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL WEST
Greece Art in the World:The Battle of the Parthenon Rome Early Christian and Byzantine Art The Middle Ages in Europe
16 RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE EUROPE
The Renaissance Biography: Temperamental Genius: Michelangelo Buonarroti Baroque Art in the World:Engendering It
17 TRADITIONAL ARTS OF ASIA
India Southeast Asia China Japan
18 THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Arab Lands Spain Persia India: The Mughal Empire
19 AFRICA, OCEANIA, AND THE AMERICAS
Africa Oceania and Australia At the Edge of Art:New Ireland Mask Native North America Biography: Warrior, Captive, and Artist: Howling Wolf Pre-Columbian Central and South America
Part 4: The Modern World
20 LATE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES
Neoclassicism Romanticism Photography Realism Biography: Flouting Social Conventions: Rosa Bonheur Impressionism Biography: Guided by Light: Claude Monet The Post-Impressionist Period Biography: Struggling Idealist: Paul Gauguin
21 EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
The Fauves and Expressionism Cubism Biography: Restless Creativity: Pablo Picasso Toward Abstract Sculpture The Modern Spirit in America Futurism and the Celebration of Motion
22 BETWEEN WORLD WARS
Dada Surrealism Expanding on Cubism Building a New Society Political Protest Latin American Modernism American Regionalism Biography: Compelling Autobiographer: Frida Kahlo African-American Modernists Organic Abstraction
23 POSTWAR MODERN MOVEMENTS IN THE WEST
The New York School Photography and Architecture at Mid-Century Assemblage Events and Happenings At the Edge of Art:Sensorial Masks Pop Art Biography: The Pope of Pop: Andy Warhol Minimal Art Conceptual Art Site Works and Earthworks Installations and Environments Early Feminism Performance Art Art in the World:Censoring It
24 MODERN ART BEYOND THE WEST
Japan At the Edge of Art:Passing Through China India Islamic Lands Africa
Part 5: The Postmodern World
25 POSTMODERNITY AND GLOBAL ART
Postmodern Architecture Painting Photography Sculpture Public Art Issue-Oriented Art Street Art At the Edge of Art The Global Present
TIMELINE GLOSSARY PRONUNCIATION GUIDE NOTES INDEX
Posted September 13, 2009
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