Cengage Advantage Books: The Power of Art

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Cengage Learning, Jan 23, 2008 - Art - 528 pages
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Brief, visual, and relevant, THE POWER OF ART, 2e delivers an engaging, jargon-free survey for the art appreciation course. Richard and Susan Lewis open students' eyes to the power of art with their captivating writing, so lively and succinct that students are able to complete their reading quickly, concentrate on the accompanying illustrations, and come to class prepared. The book's reproductions -- larger than in other art appreciation texts -- make it easier for students to focus on key details important to understanding the artwork. The text does an exceptional job of focusing on the Western tradition while incorporating non-Western material in key points to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Clear discussions of artistic forms and art in Western culture are complemented by boxed features like the new Art Issues, Art News, and Global View that highlight the relevance of art today, controversial topics, and the impact of non-Western cultures on the West. In addition to its excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. This solid text also is bolstered by innovative supplements like PowerLecture, a Digital Image Library, ArtExperience Online, WebTutor Toolbox, and more. The Advantage pricing of this text delivers an unrivaled value for instructors and students alike.
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Contents

The Power of Art
2
The Primary Elements
38
The Principles of Design
56
Drawing
76
Painting
88
Printmaking
100
Photography
114
New Media Time and Digital Arts
128
The Age of Faith
238
The Renaissance
268
Drama and Light Mannerism the Baroque and Rococo
302
The Battle of the Isms Neoclassicism Romanticism and Realism
338
Out of the Studio and into the Light Impressionism and Postimpressionism
364
The Real World on Trial The Early Twentieth Century
390
The Invisible Made Visible Abstract and Nonrepresentational Art
418
A Storm of Images Art in the Contemporary World
440

Sculpture
146
Architecture
162
Decorative Arts Crafts and Design
186
Ancient Empires Ancient Gods
208
GLOSSARY
475
PHOTO CREDITS
487
INDEX
499
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About the author (2008)

Richard Lewis is Professor of Art at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he has taught for more than 25 years and previously served as Chair of Art and Art History and Dean of Academic Programs. Currently, he coordinates the programs at its branch campus in Florence, Italy, is the Director of its M.A. in Museum Studies there, and has led student travel courses to England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, and Japan. He holds a B.F.A. in Visual Arts from Purchase College and an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Michigan. He is very active in the field of digital art and multimedia, and has also authored a textbook on digital media (Prentice Hall in 2003).

Susan I. Lewis is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She studied studio art at Rhode Island School of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, holds a B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University. She has contributed to books, published articles in professional journals, and is the author of Unexceptional Women, published by Ohio State University Press.

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