The Visual Arts: A History, Revised Edition / Edition 7

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Overview

Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new revised edition is an authoritative and enlightened account of the history of art. It presents art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas-spanning from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to the most controversial art forms of today. The text is beautifully and generously illustrated with over 1,400 superb photographs, including architectural plans and color maps
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205665358
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/17/2009
  • Series: MyArtKit Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1004
  • Sales rank: 1,255,145
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Art as Craft

Systems of Building

Sculptural Techniques and Materials

Painting Techniques and Materials

Print-making

Photography

Pictorial Representation

Perspective

Color

Style and Individual Expression

The Power of Images

Women Artists

The History of Art

PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF ART

1. BEFORE HISTORY

The Art of the Hunters

Cave Art

Mesolithic Art

The Art of Farmers

Neolithic Architecture

Stonehenge

2. THE EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Mesopotamia

Sumer

Akkadian Art

Ziggurats

Babylon

The Indus Valley

Ancient Egypt

Predynastic

Early Dynastic

Old Kingdom Architecture

Old Kingdom Sculpture and Painting

Middle Kingdom

The Aegean

Minoan Crete

Mycenae and the Mainland

China

Shang Dynasty

3. DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE CONTINENTS

The Hittites

The Discovery of Iron

The New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt

New Kingdom Architecture

Akhenaten

Ramesside Art

Assyria and Babylon

Narrative Relief

Babylon

Iran

Archaemenid Art

Persepolis

Zhou China

The Americas

The Olmecs

Peru

Africa : Nok Culture

4. THE GREEKS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS

Archaic Greece

The Male Nude

The Polis

The Classical Period

The Parthenon

Naturalism and Idealization

Vase Painting

Stelae

The Late Classical Period

Barbarian Alternatives: Scythians and the Animal Style

Hallstatt and La Tène

Iberia and Sardinia

The Etruscans

5. HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN ART

The Hellenistic Period

Plato, Aristotle and the Arts

Allegory

Hellenistic Architecture

Hellenistic and Roman Painting and Mosaics

Roman Architecture

Domestic Architecture

Temples and Public Works

The Colosseum and the Invention of Concrete

The Pantheon

Roman Sculpture

Towards a Definition of Roman Art

Late Antique Art

PART II. ART AND THE WORLD RELIGIONS

6. BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, AND FAR EASTERN ART

Buddhist Art in India

The Image of the Buddha

Hindu Art in India

Buddhist and Hindu Art in Sri Lanka and Java

Buddhist and Hindu Art on the Southeast Asian Mainland

Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist Art in China

Han Dynasty

Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties

Song Dynasty

Landscape Painting

Shinto and Buddhist Art in Japan

Periods (794-1333)

7. EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

The Beginnings of Christian Art

From Domus Ecclesiae to the Christian Basilica

The Image of Christ

Ravenna

Byzantine Art

Ecclesiastical Architecture

Hagia Sophia

The Classical Tradition

Icons and Iconoclasts

The Triumph of Orthodoxy

Christian Art in Northern Europe

Interlace and Illumination

Christian Art in Western Europe

The Carolingian Renovation

Developments in Christian Imagery

8. EARLY ISLAMIC ART

Umayyad Art and Architecture

Abbasid Art and Architecture

Islamic Spain

Samanid and Seljuk Architecture

Islamic Decoration

PART III. SACRED AND SECULAR ART

9. MEDIEVAL CHRISTENDOM

Ottonian Art

Romanesque Architecture in Italy

Romanesque Art and Architecture in Northern Europe

Innovations in Romanesque Architecture

Gothic Art and Architecture

High Gothic

Stained Glass and Flying Buttresses

Economics and Theology

Sculpture and Painting

English and German Gothic

Italian Gothic

Giotto

Secular and International Gothic

10. THE FIFTEEN CENTURY IN EUROPE

The Beginning of the Italian Renaissance

Brunelleschi

Masaccio

'Progress' in Sculpture

A New Style in Flanders

Van Eyck and van der Weyden

Architecture in Italy

Alberti

Sculpture in Italy

Donatello

New Departures

Italian Painting and the Church

Fra Angelico, Uccello, and Piero della Francesca

Secular Painting

Botticelli

The Venetian Synthesis

Mantegna and Bellini

International Humanism

Dürer

11. THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY IN EUROPE

Reform and Early Sixteenth Century Art in the North

Hieronymus Bosch

Grünewald

Protestant Art

The High Renaissance in Italy

Leonardo da Vinci

Harmony, Unity, and Raphael Michelangelo

The Venetian High Renaissance

Giorgione

Titian

Tintoretto and Veronese

Sansovino, Palladio, and the Laws of Harmony

Mannerism and Mannerisms

Correggio and Mannerist 'License'

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

El Greco

12. THE AMERICAS, AFRICA, AND ASIA

Mesoamerica and Peru

The Maya, Toltecs, and Mixtecs

The Aztecs

The Incas

Africa

The Islamic World

Ottoman Architecture

Safavid Art and Architecture

Mughal Art

China

The Yuan Dynasty

The Ming Dynasty

Japan-Kamakura to Edo

The Influence of Zen Buddhism

13. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY IN EUROPE

New Beginnings in Rome

Baroque Art and Architecture

Rubens and van Dyck

The Easel Painting in Italy

Bernini

Borromini

Poussin and Claude

Velásquez

Dutch Painting

Hals

Rembrandt

Landscape

Still Life and Genre

Vermeer

England and France

14. ENLIGHTENMENT AND LIBERTY

French Rococo Art

Watteau, de Troy, and the Rococo Interior

Boucher, Chardin, and Fragonard

The Rococo in Germany and Italy

Tiepolo, Guardi, and Canaletto

English Sense and Sensibility

Hogarth and Gainsborough

Landscape and Classicism

Neo-Classicism, or the 'True Style'

Canova and David

PART IV. THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

15. ROMANTICISM TO REALISM

Romanticism

The Heirs of David

Goya

Gericault

Ingres

Delacroix

Romanticism and Philosophy

Friedrich

Blake

Romantic Landscape Painting

Constable

Turner

Corot and the Etude

Photography

In Which Style Should We Build?

Historicism and Realism

The Pre-Raphaelites

Courbet

Millet

Manet

The USA

Photography Comes of Age

16. EATERN TRADITIONS

Qing-Dynasty China

Architecture and the Decorative Arts

Japan in the Edo Period

Hokusai and Hiroshige

17. IMPRESSIONISM TO POST-IMPRESSIONISM

Impressionism

Monet

Morisot, Renoir, and Manet

Degas

Japonisme

Neo-Impressionism

Seurat, Divisionism, and Socialism

Symbolism

Gaugin and Van Gogh

Allegories of Modern Life: Munch and Rodin

Art Nouveau and New Architecture

Sullivan and the Skyscraper

Domestic Architecture

Cézanne

18. INDIGENOUS ARTS OF AFRICA, THE AMERICAS, AUSTRALIAS, AND OCEANIA

Oceania

Polynesia

Melanesia and Micronesia

Australia

The American Northwest

The Plains and the Arid Lands of North America

Africa

PART V. TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART

19. ART FROM 1900 TO 1919

New Ways of Looking

The Fauves and Expressionism

Matisse

The German Expressionists

Kandinsky

Marc

Cubism

Picasso and Braque: Analytical and Synthetic Cubism

Orphic Cubism

Futurism

Abstract or Non-Objective Art

Suprematism and the Founding of De Stijl

Architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright

20. BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS

Dada and Surrealism

Duchamp

America and the Precisionist View

Diego Rivera and the Mexican Muralists

Breton, de Chirico, and Ernst

Dali, Magritte, and Miró

Welded Metal: A Revolution in Sculpture

Photography and Modern Movements

Constructivism, De Stijl, and the International Style

Art and Revolution

The Bauhaus

Mondrian

Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe

Brancusi and More

Art Deco

21. POST-WAR TO POST-MODERN

Abstract Expressionism

Pollock and de Kooning

Still, Rothko, and Newman

European Survivors

Post-Painterly Abstraction

Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg

Pop Art

Photographic Imagery

Minimal and Conceptual Art

Earth and Land Art

Photo-Realism and New Image Painting

Body Art and Process Art

Modernism and Post-Modernism

22. INTRO TO THE THIRD MILLENIUM

Questioning Modernism

Neo-Expressionism

Art as Identity

Post-Modern Multiculturalism

Video Art

The Post-Medium Condition

Photography and the Construction of Reality

Abjection

The New Museums of Art

Urban Development

Art after Post-Modernism

Globalization, Sensation and Spectacle

The Turn of the Millenniun

Glossary

Further Reading

Index

Maps

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