The Power of Art

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Cengage Learning, Feb 14, 2013 - Art - 544 pages
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Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis's THE POWER OF ART, 3e features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images. Students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that will make it easy for you to both understand and enjoy reading the material. THE POWER OF ART delivers a brief, yet comprehensive survey, demonstrating that art is all around you and relevant to you - no matter what your major happen to be. The text incorporates global material throughout to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Art News boxes present real events that connect art to your life. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art.
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Contents

The Power of Art
2
The Primary Elements
34
The Principles of Design
52
Drawing
72
Painting
84
Printmaking
96
Photography
112
New Media Time and Digital Arts
128
The Age of Faith
246
The Renaissance
274
Drama and Light Mannerism The Baroque and Rococo
308
The Battle of the ISMS Neoclassicism Romanticism and Realism
342
Out of the Studio and into the Light Impressionism and Postimpressionism
368
The Real World on Trial The Early Twentieth Century
394
The Invisible Made Visible Abstract and Nonrepresentational Art
422
A Storm of Images Art in the Contemporary World
446

Sculpture
148
Architecture
168
Decorative Arts Crafts and Design
192
Ancient Empires Ancient Gods
216
Glossary
485
Photo Credits
495
Index
505

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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 master's program in Museum Studies there and he has led student travel courses to England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey and Japan. Professor Lewis 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 authored two textbooks on the subject.

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 the book "Unexceptional Women.

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