Cengage Advantage Books: The Power of Art
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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The Power of Art
The Primary Elements
The Principles of Design
New Media Time and Digital Arts
The Age of Faith
Drama and Light Mannerism the Baroque and Rococo
The Battle of the Isms Neoclassicism Romanticism and Realism
Out of the Studio and into the Light Impressionism and Postimpressionism
The Real World on Trial The Early Twentieth Century
The Invisible Made Visible Abstract and Nonrepresentational Art
A Storm of Images Art in the Contemporary World
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