The Visual Arts : A History / Edition 6

The Visual Arts : A History / Edition 6

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The Visual Arts : A History / Edition 6

An authoritative, balanced, and enlightened account of the history of art, ranging from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to examples of the most controversial art forms of today. This book contains over 1400 superb illustrations, including color maps and architectural plans, enabling the reader to gain perspective of the global scope of this subject. Encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, this book covers painting, mosaic, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, and photography, as well as describing historical trends that influenced all trends in art from around the world. For those needing to gain perspective regarding the history of art in our world, including art gallery owners, art collectors, and those entering the field of graphic design and art production.

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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

(NOTE: Each chapter contains a timechart and box features.)
Starter Kit.
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.


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. BarbarianAlternatives: 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.


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.


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 Fifteenth 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.


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. Eastern Traditions.
Oing-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, Australia, and Oceania.
Oceania. Polynesia. Melanesia and Micronesia. Australia. The American Northwest. The Plains and the Arid Lands of North America. Africa.


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.

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. Continuity and Change — The Twilight of the Second Millenium.
Questioning Modernism. Neo-Expressionism. Art as Identity. Post-Modern Multiculturalism. Video Art. The Post-Medium Condition. Photography and the Construction of Reality. Abjection. Function and Value. Artspaces. History Painting. Politics and Memory. Globalization. Spectacle.

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