Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Art: A Concise History / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This very concise global art history text provides an accessible writing style and an affordable text for your students. Moreover, student access to the premium website, which features a study guide, flashcards, and more, comes with each new copy of the text at no extra charge.
About the Author
Lois Fichner-Rathus is professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture, as well as the theory and foundations of art and design. Dr. Fichner-Rathus is also the author of the Cengage Learning textbooks UNDERSTANDING ART and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She teaches study-abroad programs in Paris, Rome, Spain, and Cuba and resides in New York.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. The Art of the Ancients. 3. Classical Art: Greece and Rome. 4. Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedral. 5. The Renaissance. 6. The Age of Baroque. 7. Art beyond the West. 8. Modern Art. 9. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years. 10. Contemporary Art. Glossary. Index. Photo Credits.