Teach Yourself Art History, New Edition

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Teach Yourself Art History is a comprehensive and unpretentious guide that will ensure you gain a solid grounding in this fascinating subject. It begins by asking the fundamental question, "what exactly is art?" before delving into the main historical approaches and interpretations, such as formalism, postmodernism and context. The different art periods, styles and genres are all considered in detail and illustrated with well-known examples, as are painting ...

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Overview

Get more out of art

Teach Yourself Art History is a comprehensive and unpretentious guide that will ensure you gain a solid grounding in this fascinating subject. It begins by asking the fundamental question, "what exactly is art?" before delving into the main historical approaches and interpretations, such as formalism, postmodernism and context. The different art periods, styles and genres are all considered in detail and illustrated with well-known examples, as are painting techniques and the way in which art is presented in museums and galleries. So, whether you are preparing for a course in art history or just want to gain confidence in your own opinions, this is the book for you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071625869
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Reference Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Grant Pooke teaches at the University of Kent, where he is a Program Director of the open entry Art History BA Degree.

Graham Whitham is an Open University Associate Tutor and a former Art History A/AS Level Chief Examiner.

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Table of Contents

TEACH YOURSELF ART HISTORY, 2E
Ch 1: What is Art?
Ch 2: Judging by appearances: formalist approaches to art
Ch 3: Beyond the picture frame: art in context
Ch 4: Art today: contemporary ways of looking
Ch 5: Art in the galleries: spectacle and display
Ch 6: An ABC survey of sources
Ch 7: A guide to major galleries
A glossary of terms

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