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Visual Arts: A History / Edition 7

Visual Arts: A History / Edition 7

by Hugh Honour


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Visual Arts: A History / Edition 7

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900131551144
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 10/30/2005
Edition description: REV
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Hugh Honour is one of the leading art historians of the 20th century. He is co-author with Nikolaus Pevsner and John Fleming of The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture.

John Fleming founded and edited with Hugh Honour the Pelican Style and Civilization series. He died in 2001.

Table of Contents


Chapter Ten

The Fifteenth Century in Europe 416

Timechart 416

The Beginnings of the Italian Renaissance 417

Map Renaissance Italy 418

Brunelleschi 418

Masaccio 420

‘Progress’ in Sculpture 421

A New Style in Flanders 424

Van Eyck and van der Weyden 424

In Context The Ghent Altarpiece: Jan van Eyck and his Patrons 426

Sources and Documents Bartolommeo Fazio on Jan van Eyck 430

Architecture in Italy 430

Alberti 431

Sculpture in Italy 433

Donatello 433

New Departures 434

Italian Painting and the Church 438

Fra Angelico, Uccello and Piero della Francesca 439

Sources and Documents Filippino Lippi and Filippo Strozzi: Financial and other Problems over the Strozzi Chapel 441

Secular Painting 443

Botticelli 445

The Venetian Synthesis 449

Mantegna and Bellini 449

International Humanism 453

Dürer 453

In Context Bellini and Carpaccio: Corporate Patronage in Renaissance Venice 454

Chapter Eleven

The Sixteenth Century in Europe 457

Timechart 457

Reform and Early Sixteenth-century Art in the North 458

Hieronymus Bosch 460

Grünewald 461

Protestant Art 463

The High Renaissance in Italy 466

Leonardo da Vinci 466

Harmony, Unity and Raphael 469

In Context Bramante’s Tempietto: Alberti, Leonardo and the Ideal Renaissance Church 472

Michelangelo 474

Sources and Documents Michelangelo’s David: Contract and Installation 475

The Venetian High Renaissance 485

Urban Development Renaissance Urbanism: The Rome of Sixtus V 486

Giorgione 488

Titian 489

Tintoretto and Veronese 492

Sansovino, Palladio and the Laws of Harmony 493

Sources and Documents Veronese’s Interrogation by the Inquisition 494

Mannerism and Mannerisms 497

Correggio and Mannerist ‘Licence’ 497

Pieter Bruegel the Elder 502

El Greco 503

In Context Pieter Bruegel’s Months: Patronage in Flanders 504

Chapter Twelve

The Americas, Africa and Asia 507

Timechart 507

Mesoamerica and Peru 508

Map Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica 509

The Maya, Toltecs and Mixtecs 510

The Incas 516

The Aztecs 517

Sources and Documents Cortés and Dürer on Mexico and Montezuma’s Treasure 517

Africa 519

Map Africa 519

Sources and Documents Dapper on Benin 523

The Islamic World 524

Ottoman Architecture 528

Safavid Art and Architecture 529

Urban Development Isfahan and Samarkand: Islamic Urban Design 534

Mughal Art and Architecture 536

In Context Nur-Jahan and Jahangir: Art at the Mughal Court 540

Sources and Documents Domingo Paes on Vijayanagar 544

China 545

The Yuan Dynasty 545

The Ming Dynasty 549

Sources and Documents Dong Quichang on Painting: The Study of Nature and Old Masters 555

Japan – Kamakura to Edo 556

Map Japan 557

The Influence of Zen Buddhism 558

In Context Namban Screens: The Japanese Encounter with Europeans 562

Chapter Thirteen

The Seventeenth Century in Europe 567

Timechart 567

New Beginnings in Rome 568

concepts Nature, Imitation and Invention: The Formation of Academic Theory 570

Baroque Art and Architecture 571

Rubens and van Dyck 572

In Context The Jesuit Missions: Evangelization and Colonization 576

The Easel Painting in Italy 578

Bernini 580

Borromini 583

Poussin and Claude 585

Velásquez 588

Sources and Documents Pacheco on Art in the Service of Religion 590

Dutch Painting 591

Hals 591

Rembrandt 592

Landscape 595

In Context Rembrandt’s ‘Hundred-guilder Print’: The Development of Graphic Processes 596

Still Life and Genre 600

Vermeer 602

England and France 603

Chapter Fourteen

Enlightenment and Liberty 607

Timechart 607

French Rococo Art 608

Watteau, de Troy and the Rococo Interior 609

Boucher, Chardin and Fragonard 612

Sources and Documents Diderot on Boucher, Greuze and Chardin 612

In Context Fragonard and Greuze: Sex Objects and Virtuous Mothers 614

The Rococo in Germany and Italy 616

Tiepolo, Guardi and Canaletto 619

English Sense and Sensibility 622

Hogarth and Gainsborough 622

Landscape and Classicism 623

Neo-Classicism, or the ‘True Style’ 627

Sources and Documents Washington and Jefferson: Antique versus Modern Dress 629

Canova and David 630

Part Four

The Making of the Modern World

Chapter Fifteen

Romanticism to Realism 636

Timechart 636

Urban Development Factories and Public Parks: Owen, Nash and Olmsted 638

Romanticism 640

The Heirs of David 642

Goya 644

Géricault 646

Ingres 647

Delacroix 648

Sources and Documents Heine on Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People 651

Romanticism and Philosophy 651

Friedrich 651

Blake 652

Romantic Landscape Painting 653

Constable 653

Turner 654

In Context Turner’s Slave Ship: Images of Slavery 656

Corot and the Etude 658

Photography 659

In which Style should We Build? 662

Sources and Documents Pugin on the Principles of Christian Architecture 664

Historicism and Realism 665

The Pre-Raphaelites 666

Courbet 666

Concepts Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism versus Realism 668

Millet 669

Manet 670

Sources and Documents Baudelaire: ‘What is the good of criticism?’ 670

The USA 674

In Context Caleb Bingham’s Fur Traders: Art and the Frontier 678

Photography comes of Age 681

Chapter Sixteen

Eastern Traditions 686

Timechart 686

Qing-dynasty China 687

In Context Wang Hui and Others, Portrait of

An Qi: Painters and Patrons under the Qing Dynasty 689

Architecture and the Decorative Arts 690

Japan in the Edo Period 693

Hokusai and Hiroshige 695

Sources and Documents Hokusai and Frank Lloyd Wright on the Japanese Print 698

Chapter Seventeen

Impressionism to Post-Impressionism 700

Timechart 700

Impressionism 701

Monet 704

Sources and Documents Laforgue on Impressionism 705

Morisot, Renoir and Manet 705

In Context Degas and Manet: City Lights and the Exploitation of Women 708

Degas 710

Japonisme 712

Neo-Impressionism 715

Seurat, Divisionism and Socialism 715

Symbolism 717

Gaugin and van Gogh 718

Allegories of Modern Life: Munch and Rodin 720

Art Nouveau and the New Architecture 723

Sullivan and the Skyscraper 725

In Context The Crystal Palace and the Statue of Liberty: Metal and New Building Methods 726

Domestic Architecture 728

Cézanne 729

Sources and Documents Cézanne to Emile Bernard 730

Chapter Eighteen

Indigenous Arts of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania 734

Timechart 734

Oceania 736

Map Oceania 736

Polynesia 736

Sources and Documents Captain Cook and the Arts of the Pacific 739

Melanesia and Micronesia 742

Australia 744

The North American North-West

Coast 746

In Context A Shaman’s Mask: Art and the Supernatural 748

The Plains and the Arid Lands of North America 750

Africa 752

In Context A Complex Legacy: The European Presence in African Art 756

Part Five

Twentieth-Century Art and Beyond

Chapter Nineteen

Art from 1900 to 1919 768

Timechart 768

New Ways of Looking 769

In Context Picasso’s Demoiselles: Anarchism, Colonialism and Art as Exorcism 772

The Fauves and Expressionism 774

Matisse 775

The German Expressionists 776

Kandinsky 779

Sources and Documents Kandinsky on Color 780

Marc 781

Cubism 782

Picasso and Braque: Analytical and Synthetic Cubism 782

Sources and Documents Braque and Picasso on Cubism 785

Orphic Cubism 789

Futurism 790

Abstract or Non-Objective Art 793

Suprematism and the Founding of De Stijl 793

Architecture 795

Frank Lloyd Wright 795

Chapter Twenty

Between the Two World Wars 798

Timechart 798

Dada and Surrealism 799

Duchamp 800

America and the Precisionist View 803

Diego Rivera and the Mexican Muralists 805

In Context Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros: Art and Politics 806

Breton, de Chirico and Ernst 808

Sources and Documents Louis Aragon, Max Ernst and Others Issue a Surrealist Declaration 809

Dali, Magritte and Miró 810

Welded Metal: A Revolution in Sculpture 813

Photography and Modern Movements 815

Sources and Documents Walter Benjamin on Photography 815

Constructivism, De Stijl and the International Style 819

Art and Revolution 819

The Bauhaus 821

Sources and Documents Walter Gropius on the Bauhaus 821

Mondrian 823

Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe 825

Urban Development Cities of the Future: Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright 826

Brancusi and Moore 828

Art Deco 830

Chapter Twenty-One

Post-War to Post-Modern 832

Timechart 832

Abstract Expressionism 833

Pollock and de Kooning 835

Still, Rothko and Neuman 837

European Survivors 840

Post-Painterly Abstraction 841

Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg 843

concepts Modernism and Formalism 844

Pop Art 845

Photographic Imagery 848

Minimal Art 851

Conceptual Art 853

Arte Povera 855

Body Art and Process Art 857

Earth and Land Art 858

Photo-Realism and New Image Painting 861

Modernism and Post-Modernism 865

Chapter Twenty-Two

Into the Third Millennium 870

Timechart 870

Questioning Modernism 872

Neo-Expressionism 877

Art as Identity 883

Post-Modern Multiculturalism 888

Video and the Post-Medium

Condition 895

Photography and the Construction of Reality 899

Abjection 904

Function and Value 907

Function and ValueThe New Museums of Art908

Urban Development Berlin and its International Building Exhibitions 912

Art After Postmodernism 914

Globalization, Sensation

and Spectacle 921

The Turn of the Millennium 928


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