Artsguide: World and Web
For use in one-semester, introductory courses in humanities or interdisciplinary art appreciation, and for study-abroad programs. This text is an introductory exploration of basic artistic concepts and terms to assist with travel to the arts in physical, imaginary, or cyber ways. In so doing it treats uniformly the arts of architecture, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, music, theatre, dance, and film. Part of the ArtBasics series. Provides students with high-quality books at an affordable cost.
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