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Overview

This innovative workbook-style learning resource follows the textbook chapter-by-chapter. Written by Ruth Pettigrew (Colorado State University), it truly guides the student through the chapter and beyond. To help students learn the terms, artworks, and concepts in each chapter, the Study Guide goes beyond rote memorization and low-level questions by having students learn how to swiftly sketch a piece of art so that they will be better able to recall, interpret, and compare it. The assignments and projects work to foster an understanding of art in different media and time periods. Sections include "Understanding Concepts," "Making Connections," and "Enhancing Your Observational Powers."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495091219
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Fichner-Rathus is Professor of Art in the Art Department of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture. She has authored grants, contributed to books, curated exhibitions, published articles in professional journals, and exhibited her large-format photographic prints. She is also the author of UNDERSTANDING ART, Tenth Edition, and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She resides in New York.

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Table of Contents


What is Art?     1
The Visual Elements     11
Principles of Design     19
Style, Form, and Content     27
Drawing     34
Painting     41
Printmaking     48
Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts     54
Sculpture     63
Architecture     72
Craft and Design     81
The Art of the Ancients     88
Classical Art: Greece and Rome     97
Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedrals     107
The Renaissance     115
The Age of Baroque     123
Art Beyond the West     131
Modern Art     139
The Twentieth Century: The Early Years     146
Contemporary Art     152
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