Art History / Edition 2

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Art History / Edition 2

In tune with today's readers—rich but never effete—this isthe art history book of choice for a new generation. Presenting a broad view of art through the centuries, it sympathetically and positively introduces the works of all artists. This includes women, artists of color, and the arts of other continents and regions, as well as those of Western Europe and the United States. The new edition contains even more full-color reproductions, larger images, redrawn maps and timelines, and new photographs and higher quality images. Balancing both the traditions of art history and new trends of the present, Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind. Broad in scope and depth, this beautifully illustrated work features art from the following time periods and places: prehistoric art in Europe; ancient art of the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and Greece; Roman and Etruscan art; Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine art; Islamic art; art from ancient India, China, Japan, and the Americas; medieval art in Europe; Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance art; Baroque art; art of the Pacific cultures; the rise of modern art; and the international Avant-Garde since 1945. An excellent reference work and beautiful edition for any visual artist.

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ISBN-13: 9780131455276
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Edition description: Revisied, Combined Volume
Pages: 1264
Product dimensions: 8.98(w) x 11.70(h) x 2.39(d)

Table of Contents

Starter Kit.


1. Prehistory and Prehistoric Art in Europe.

The Paleolithic Period. The Neolithic Period. The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Object Speaks: Prehistoric Woman and Man.

2. Art of the Ancient Near East.

The Fertile Crescent. Early Neolithic Cities. Sumer. Akkad. Lagash. Babylon and Mari. Assyria. Neo-Babylonia. Elam. Anatolia. Persia. The Object Speaks: The Code of Hammurabi.

3. Art of Ancient Egypt.

Neolithic And Predynastic Egypt. Early Dynastic Egypt. The Old Kingdom. The Middle Kingdom. The New Kingdom. The Continuing Influence of Egyptian Art. The Object Speaks: The Temples of Rameses II.

4. Aegean Art.

The Aegean World. The Cycladic Islands in the Bronze Age. Mainland Greece and the Mycenaean Civilization. The Object Speaks: “The Mask of Agamemnon.”

5. Art of Ancient Greece.

The Emergence of Greek Civilization. The Geometric Period. The Orientalizing Period. The Archaic Period. The Classical Period in Greek Art. The Transitional, or Early Classical, Period. The Fifth-Century Classical Period. Classical Art of the Fourth Century. The Hellenistic Period. The Object Speaks: The Parthenon.

6. Etruscan Art and Roman Art.

Etruscan Civilization. Roman History. The Republican and Augustan Periods. The Empire. The Roman City and Home. The Late Empire. The Object Speaks: The Unswept Floor.

7. Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art.

Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire. Jewish and Early Christian Art. Imperial Christian Architecture and Art. Early Byzantine Art. Middle Byzantine Art. Late Byzantine Art. The Object Speaks: The Archangel Michael.

8. Islamic Art.

Islam And Early Islamic Society. Art During the Early Caliphates. Later Islamic Society and Art.

9. Art of India before 1100.

The Indian Subcontinent. Indus Valley Civilization. The Vedic Period. The Maurya Period. The Period of the Shungas and Early Andhras. The Kushan and Later Andhra Period. The Gupta Period. The Post-Gupta Period. The Early Medieval Period.

10. Chinese Art before 1280.

The Middle Kingdom. Neolithic Cultures. Bronze Age China. The Chinese Empire: Qin Dynasty. Han Dynasty. Six Dynasties. Sui and Tang Dynasties. Song Dynasty.

11. Japanese Art before 1392.

Prehistoric Japan. Asuka Period. Nara Period. Heian Period. Kamakura Period. The Object Speaks: Monk Sewing.

12. Art of the Americas before 1300.

The New World. Mesoamerica. Central America. South America: The Central Andes. North America.

13. Art of Ancient Africa.

The Lure of Ancient Africa. Saharan Rock Art. Sub-Saharan Civilizations. Other Urban Centers.

14. Early Medieval Art in Europe.

The Middle Ages. The British Isles and Scandinavia. Christian Spain. Langobard Italy. Carolingian Europe. Scandinavia: The Vikings. Ottonian Europe. The Object Speaks: The Doors of Bishop Bernward.

15. Romanesque Art.

Romanesque Culture. France and Northern Spain. The North Sea Kingdoms. The Holy Roman Empire. Ancient Rome and Romanesque Italy. The Object Speaks: The Bayeux Tapestry.

16. Gothic Art.

The Gothic Style. France. England. Spain. Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. Italy. The Object Speaks: Notre-Dame of Paris.

17. Early Renaissance Art in Europe.

The Renaissance and Humanism. Art of the French Ducal Courts. Art of Flanders. The Spread of the Flemish Style. The Graphic Arts. Art of Italy. The Object Speaks: The Foundling Hospital.

18. Renaissance Art in Sixteenth-Century Europe.

Europe in the Sixteenth Century. The Classical Phase of the Renaissance in Italy. The Renaissance and Reformation in Germany. Late Renaissance Art in Italy. Renaissance Art in France. Renaissance Art in Spain. Renaissance Painting in the Netherlands. Renaissance Art in England. The Object Speaks: Feast in the House of Levi.

19. Baroque Art in Europe and North America.

The Baroque Period. Italy. France. Habsburg Germany and Austria. Habsburg Spain. Spanish Colonies in the Americas. The Southern Netherlands/Flanders. The Northern Netherlands/United Dutch Republic. England. English Colonies in North America. The Object Speaks: Brueghel and Rubens's Sight.

20. Art of India after 1100.

Late Medieval Period. Mughal Period. The Modern Period.

21. Chinese Art after 1280.

The Mongol Invasions. Yuan Dynasty. Ming Dynasty. Qing Dynasty. The Modern Period.

22. Japanese Art after 1392.

Muromachi Period. Momoyama Period. Edo Period. The Meiji and Modern Periods.

23. Art of the Americas after 1300.

Indigenous American Art. Mexico and South America. North America. Other Contemporary Native American Artists. The Object Speaks: Hamatsa Mask.

24. Art of Pacific Cultures.

The Peopling of the Pacific. Australia. Melanesia. Micronesia. Polynesia. Recent Art in Oceania.

25. Art of Africa in the Modern Era.

Traditional and Contemporary Africa. Children and the Continuity of Life. The Spirit World. Leadership. Death and Ancestors. Contemporary Art.

26. Eighteenth-Century Art in Europe and North America.

The Enlightenment and Its Revolutions. The Rococo Style in Europe. Art in Italy. Revivals and Romanticism in Britain. Art in France. Art in North America. The Object Speaks: Georgian Silver.

27. Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States.

Europe and the United States in the Nineteenth Century. Neoclassicism and Romanticism in France. Romanticism in Spain. Romantic Landscape Painting in Europe. Naturalistic, Romantic, and Neoclassical American Art. Revival Styles in Architecture Before 1850. Early Photography in Europe. New Materials and Technology in Architecture at Midcentury. French Academic Art and Architecture. French Naturalism and Realism and their Spread. Late-Nineteenth-Century Art in Britain. Impressionism. Post Impressionism. Art in the United States. The Object Speaks: Raft of the “Medusa.”

28. The Rise of Modernism in Europe and North America.

Europe and the United States in the Early Twentieth Century. Early Modernist Tendencies in Europe. Cubism in Europe. Early Modernist Tendencies in the United States. Early Modern Architecture. Modernism in Europe Between the Wars. Art and Architecture in the United States Between the Wars. Early Modern Art in Canada. The Object Speaks: Portrait of a German Officer.

29. The International Avant-Garde since 1945.

The World Since 1945. Postwar European Art. Abstract Expressionism. Alternatives to Abstract Expressionism. From Modernism to Postmodernism. Postmodernism. The Object Speaks: The Dinner Party.





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