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Understanding Art / Edition 5

Understanding Art / Edition 5

by Lois Fichner-Rathus


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ISBN-13: 9780471363804
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Edition description: 5th Edition
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 8.61(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.99(d)

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. Understanding Art. 2. Line and Shape. 3. Light and Color. 4. Texture and Pattern. 5. Space, Time, and Motion. 6. Principles of Design. 7. Drawing. 8. Painting. 9. Printmaking. 10. Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts. 11. Art in Three Dimensions: Sculpture, Installation, Site-Specific Art, and Industrial Design. 12. Craft. 13. Architecture and Urban Design. 14. Art of the Ancients. 15. Classical Art: Greece and Rome. 16. The Age of Faith. 17. The Renaissance. 18. The Age of Baroque. 19. Modern Art. 20. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years. 21. Art Since 1945. 22. The Contemporary Contour: A Global Perspective. Visual Glossary: Themes and Purposes of Art.

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