The Visual Arts : A History / Edition 6

The Visual Arts : A History / Edition 6

by Hugh Honour, John Fleming, John Fleming
     
 

The most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume, "The Visual Arts: A History" presents art as an integrated dimension of human activity. It offers an authoritative, balanced, and stimulating account of the arts—ranging from a statuette carved in central Europe some 30,000 years ago to contemporary installation pieces by… See more details below

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The most up-to-date and wide-ranging history of art ever published in a single volume, "The Visual Arts: A History" presents art as an integrated dimension of human activity. It offers an authoritative, balanced, and stimulating account of the arts—ranging from a statuette carved in central Europe some 30,000 years ago to contemporary installation pieces by Jenny Holzer and Gary Hill. The scope is international, including the art of Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The fine arts are represented by painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography. But so are other arts: textiles, coins, pottery, gold and silver work, Body and Video Art, to name a few. Authors Hugh Honour and John Fleming, esteemed art historians, explore the purpose and meaning of art and show how art can give pleasure and also deepen our self-knowledge. They guide us in understanding the visual arts' role in maintaining beliefs, practicing rituals, and transmitting moral and social codes. On the practical side, their text presents a sound account of techniques and methods of painting, building, and sculpting and explains the basic tools of the visual arts, such as color and perspective systems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130487261
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/01/1902
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.48(h) x 1.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Picture credits
Preface
Introduction
1Before history4
2The early civilizations20
3Developments across the continents59
4The Greeks and their neighbours95
5Hellenistic and Roman art141
6Buddhism and Far Eastern art192
7Early Christian and Byzantine art264
8Early Islamic art309
9Medieval Christendom332
10The fifteenth century in Europe388
11The sixteenth century in Europe430
12The Americas, Africa and Asia476
13The seventeenth century in Europe530
14Enlightenment and liberty570
15Romanticism to Realism598
16Eastern traditions643
17Impressionism to Post-Impressionism656
18Indigenous arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania689
19Art from 1900 to 1919716
20Between the two world wars745
21Post-war to Post-Modern775
22Towards the third millennium803
Glossary828
For further reading841
Index848

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