The Art of Seeing / Edition 7

The Art of Seeing / Edition 7

by Paul J. Zelanski, Mary Pat Fisher, Mary Pat Fisher, Mary Pat Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 013158345X

ISBN-13: 9780131583450

Pub. Date: 02/20/2007

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses on art as seen from the artist's point of view, and presents readers—and viewers—with an exciting gallery of work. Art comes to life through down-to-earth language, and numerous quotations from the artists themselves help explain, in their own words…  See more details below

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This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses on art as seen from the artist's point of view, and presents readers—and viewers—with an exciting gallery of work. Art comes to life through down-to-earth language, and numerous quotations from the artists themselves help explain, in their own words, what they were trying to do. The book contains a four-part organization: Part I lays the foundation for seeing; Parts II and III views two-and three-dimensional art; and Part IV approaches art as it exists in time. An emphasis on aesthetics and art techniques explains in detail the philosophical foundations, elements, and principles of design, and technical considerations of each medium. Broad coverage of all media and traditional and contemporary art includes a section on outsider art and illustrates and discusses multicultural and non-Western art and art by women. Also covered are traditional and contemporary topics such as encaustic; fresco; wood engraving; computer art, graphic design, photography, Xerox and FAX art, video art; conceptual art, performance art, earthworks, installation pieces, and folk art. For anyone who appreciates—and wants to deepen that appreciation of—art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131583450
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/20/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface9
Part 1Learning to See11
1Understanding Art12
2Visual Elements60
3Organizing Principles of Design169
Part 2Two-Dimensional Media and Methods201
4Drawing202
5Painting217
6Printmaking250
7Graphic Design272
8Photography, Photocopy, and Film-Making282
9Computer Graphics312
Part 3Three-Dimensional Media and Methods325
10Sculpture326
11Crafts347
12Product and Clothing Design369
13Architecture380
14Designed Settings407
Part 4Art in Time425
15Historical Styles in Western Art426
16Understanding Art on All Levels507
Notes528
Glossary/Pronunciation Guide532
Artist's Pronunciation Guide544
Credits546
Index548
Timeline
30,000 BC-AD 2000430
Tables
30,000 BC-AD 500 Prehistoric to Roman428
500-1500 Early Christian to Gothic441
1425-1640 Early Renaissance to Southern Baroque453
1500-1800 Northern Renaissance to Rococo462
1750-1950 Neoclassicism to Surrealism466
1945-2000 At the Turn of the Twenty-First Century493
Maps
The Prehistoric and Ancient World428
Europe in the Early Twelfth Century441
Renaissance Italy453
Northern Europe in the mid-Seventeenth Century462
Europe in the mid-Nineteenth Century466
The World in the Late Twentieth Century493

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