The Annotated Mona Lisa

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1992 - Art - 198 pages
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The Annotated Mona Lisa takes art history out of the realm of dreary textbooks to a world of dynamic design, succinct page-length essays, and instructive sidebars. These graphic device heighten the reader's ability to retain an impressive amount of information, even through a cursory reading. A brief run-through of the book's captions and sidebars provides a mini crash course in art history. Incorportating more than 300 illustrations drawing on the very elements of art-composition, movment, balance, color, and design-to achieve a visual and textual approach to the subject that no ordinary book could aproximate.
 

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Annotated Mona Lisa

User Review  - deb1325 - Overstock.com

Best crash course in Art History. A must have for all art lovers! I teach art at the community college level and have found many interesting facts and trivia in this book. Buy this book you will love it! Read full review

Great Art History Overview

User Review  - missrubytwoshoes - Overstock.com

Easy and interesting to read great reference and overview of Art History. Especially helpful when studying for the Art Content Praxis test! Read full review

Contents

Influence of Tribal
2
THE ART OF IMMORTALITY
8
THE BEGINNING
32
nas based on arch vault dome Heroes of the High Renaissance Leonardo
40
CONCEPTUAL ART INVISIBLE VISUAL ART
178
Nonrepresentational sculptors experiment with varied PostModern triumphs with return to historical references
184
POSTMODERN ART
190
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About the author (1992)

Carol Strickland has a doctorate in American culture from the University of Michigan. She is the "Christian Science Monitor"'s art critic and contributes feature stories on the arts to the "New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post", and "Art and Antiques". She is the author of The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture, "The Illustrated Timeline of Art History", and numerous artists' monographs. Carol lives in New York City and Long Island.

John Boswell is a former Naval officer and graduate of the U.S. Navy's SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) School. Boswell is a writer, editor and literary agent who has worked in publishing for nine years.

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