Understanding Art

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Cengage Learning, Feb 8, 2012 - Education - 624 pages
UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced, fresh approach to art appreciation, incorporating coverage of masterworks from the past and present. Author Lois Fichner-Rathus combines a conversational writing style with exciting images from Rembrandt to Zaha Hadid in order to truly connect with students and to foster understanding of the art that surrounds them in everyday life. The Compare + Contrast feature encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills, through comparisons of works such as The Davids of Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini. Students will be inspired to become as passionate about art as you are! The latest edition features new and expanded sections on religious and world art, green buildings, and conceptual art. There is also new Art Tour for Los Angeles and over 100 new images in the areas of fashion, crafts, industrial design and architecture. A comprehensive, optional, set of online tools makes it easier than ever for students to study and learn the material, regardless of their particular learning styles. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, video and audio clips, image flashcards, and much more.
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Contents

What is Art?
1
Visual Elements of Art
27
Principles of Design
69
Style Form and Content
91
Drawing
105
Painting
121
Printmaking
135
Imaging Photography Film Video and Digital Arts
149
Classical Art Greece and Rome
295
The Age of Faith
327
The Renaissance
357
The Age of Baroque
389
NonWestern Perspectives
415
Modern Art
441
The Twentieth Century The Early Years
475
The Twentieth Century Postwar to Postmodern
501

Sculpture
177
SiteSpecific Art
195
Architecture
213
Craft and Design
235
The Art of the Ancients
269
Art in the TwentyFirst Century A Global Perspective
537
Glossary
570
Credits
583
Index
591
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