The Art Lover's Almanac: Serious Trivia for the Novice and the Connoisseur

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If you are an art lover— novice or connoisseur— The Art Lover's Almanac is your easy-to-use guide to the world of art history, famous paintings, art terminology, folk art, great museums, art collecting, and more. You'll want to keep the Almanac handy to browse in your spare moments, to use as a comprehensive reference book, to look up interesting facts, and to enhance your appreciation of the world of art.

The Art Lover's Almanac is divided into eleven chapters that include ...

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Overview

If you are an art lover— novice or connoisseur— The Art Lover's Almanac is your easy-to-use guide to the world of art history, famous paintings, art terminology, folk art, great museums, art collecting, and more. You'll want to keep the Almanac handy to browse in your spare moments, to use as a comprehensive reference book, to look up interesting facts, and to enhance your appreciation of the world of art.

The Art Lover's Almanac is divided into eleven chapters that include lists of information, suggestions, little-known facts, definitions, illustrations, and quotations.

ABOUT ART offers information about Fakes and Forgeries . . . Great Art Thefts . . . Auction Knowledge . . . 25 Great Art Magazines

ART HISTORY AND APPRECIATION includes topics such as Art and Culture 35,000 B.C. to Present . . . The Aesthetics of Art . . . Well-Known Women Artists . . . Contemporary Paintings

ART FROM MANY CULTURES presents a wide range of information including Greek Historical Periods . . . 50 Major African-American Artists . . . Crafts Created Throughout Mexico . . . Islamic Art

NA?VE, FOLK, AND OUTSIDER ART contains facts about Universal Folk Art and Crafts . . . Famous Folk Art Environments . . . Major Arts and Crafts Festivals . . . National Heritage Fellows of America

APPLIED DESIGN AND FINE CRAFTS includes a broad range of topics such as 100 Design Icons of the Twentieth Century . . . Museums Emphasizing Glass Collections . . .Textile and Fiber Arts . . . Master Craftspersons of the Twentieth Century

MUSEUMS TO VISIT AROUND THE WORLD presents suggestions and information about How to Visit a Museum . . . Historic American Homes Open as Museums . . . American Museum Towns . . . Major Museums of the World

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS includes a wealth of information on Looking at Prints . . . Drawing Terms . . . Artists Noted for Their Drawings . . . Collecting Prints

PAINTINGS AND PAINTERS features Terms Used in Decorative Painting Techniques . . . Great Themes in Painting . . . Old Masters . . . Timeline: Discoveries in Pigment

SCULPTURE provides facts about Famous Sculptures . . . Earthworks, Past and Present . . . Looking at Sculpture . . . Public Art100 Sculptures

ARCHITECTURE includes information on Frank Lloyd Wright Places You Can Visit . . . Great Places of Worship . . . Spaces for Living . . . American Covered Bridges

PHOTOGRAPHY contains facts about What Makes a Photo a Masterpiece? . . . Types of Photography . . . 75 Master Photographers . . . Digital Artists

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"The entire world of art is at your fingertips in this easy-to-use, clear and comprehensive resource book. Helen Hume's one-stop Art Lover's Almanac is an absolute necessity for art and museum educators, curators, gallery owners, art dealers, art aficionados?anyone interested or engaged in any facet of art. An enjoyable read and immensely informative, the Art Lover's Almanac is certain to be a staple reference wherever art lives."
— Susan Rodrigues, popular art author, artist, and educator

"A delightful compilation of fun and accessible art information, by an award-winning art teacher who respects the many ways people can be intrigued by art and the art world, this book is a terrific reference for art and history teachers at all levels, museum educators, students, budding collectors, and eager inquirers anywhere."
— Elizabeth Vallance, associate professor, School of Art (Art Education), Northern Illinois University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787967147
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/22/2003
  • Series: J-B Ed: Book of Lists , #46
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen D. Hume is an artist and educator. She has taught art in international schools in Belgium and South America as well as art history, painting, ceramics, crafts, photography, and sculpture in a large school district in Missouri. Hume is the author of five books, including two art history books for art educators, and numerous articles for professional magazines.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 About Art 3
Ch. 2 Art History and Appreciation 73
Ch. 3 Art from Many Cultures 157
Ch. 4 Naive, Folk, and Outsider Art 245
Ch. 5 Applied Design and Fine Crafts 297
Ch. 6 Museums to Visit Around the World 349
Ch. 7 Prints and Drawings 439
Ch. 8 Paintings and Painters 465
Ch. 9 Sculpture 539
Ch. 10 Architecture 605
Ch. 11 Photography 731
Index 789
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