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This captivating exploration of the history of art in the West and throughout the world is designed to help readers develop a true appreciation of art. Featuring a diverse range of works of art, this book teaches that creating art, far from an exceptional act of genius, is a process of critical thinking and problem solving. Engages readers as participants in the processes of art. Works in Progresstwo-page spreads throughout the book express the creative process that inspired specific works of art, and works under examination include Vincent van Gogh's Sower, Bill Viola's The Greeting, Frank Lloyd Webber's Fallingwater, and others. Illustrates the geographical and historical world in which the art under discussion has been created. Offers discussion on architecture, design, and the traditional arts and crafts. For anyone interested in learning how to develop an appreciation for the history of art in the West and throughout the world.
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Table of Contents
I. THE VISUAL WORLD: UNDERSTANDING THE ART YOU SEE.
2. Developing Visual Literacy.
3. The Themes of Art.
4. Seeing the Value of Art.
II. THE FORMAL ELEMENTS AND THEIR DESIGN: DESCRIBING THE ART YOU SEE.
7. Light and Color.
8. Other Formal Elements.
9. The Principles of Design.
III. THE FINE ARTS MEDIA: LEARNING HOW ART IS MADE.
14. Other Three-Dimensional Media.
15. The Camera Arts.
IV. THE VISUAL ARTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE: RECOGNIZING THE ART OF DESIGN.
V. THE VISUAL RECORD: PLACING THE ARTS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
19. The Christian Era.
20. The Renaissance Through the Baroque.
21. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
22. The Twentieth Century.
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