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Art: A Brief History

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Edition:
2nd
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9780131827691

ISBN10:
0131827693
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

"Clear and approachable, the book is intended primarily for one semester art history courses for non-majors. Starting with pre-history and ending with today's divergent trends, Art: A Brief History tells the many sided story of art." "With over 600 carefully chosen illustrations, most in color, all superbly produced to exacting standards of quality of its predecessors, Art: A Brief History presents a compact but thorough introduction to the world of art."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Marilyn Stokstad is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at the University of Kansas Lawrence, where she has been on the faculty since 1958.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments vi
Starter Kit 5(7)
Use Notes 12(1)
Introduction 13(17)
Art Before the Written Word
30(12)
Closer Look
32(1)
Upper Paleolithic Art
32(4)
The Power of Naming
34(1)
Technique: Prehistoric Wall Painting
35(1)
The Meaning(s) of Prehistoric Painting
36(1)
Art in the Neolithic Period
36(2)
Megalithic Architecture
38(2)
Bronze Age Europe
40(1)
Early Art Outside Europe
41(1)
The Art of Mesopotamia and Egypt
42(24)
Early Neolithic Communities
44(1)
Mesopotamia
45(7)
Origins of Writing
45(3)
Closer Look
48(4)
Egypt
52(1)
Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt
52(6)
The Fiber Arts
53(2)
Mummies
55(1)
Elements of Architecture: Mastaba to Pyramid
56(1)
Egyptian Symbols
57(1)
The Middle Kingdom
58(1)
The New Kingdom
59(6)
The Late Period
65(1)
Early Asian Art
66(22)
The Indian Subcontinent
68(8)
Buddhism
69(2)
Elements of Architecture: Stupas
71(2)
Buddhist Symbols
73(3)
Hinduism
76(1)
China
76(6)
Confucianism
78(2)
The Silk Road and The Making of Silk
80(1)
Calligraphy
81(1)
Closer Look
82(1)
Japan
82(6)
Essay, Map, Timeline
86(2)
Art of the Aegean World
88(30)
The Cycladic Islands
91(1)
Minoan Crete
91(4)
Mycenaean (Late Bronze Age) Civilization
95(3)
Mythology
96(2)
The Emergence of Greek Civilization
98(1)
The Geometric Style
99(1)
The Archaic Period
99(6)
Elements of Architecture: The Greek Architectural Orders
100(1)
Greek Gods
100(4)
Closer Look
104(1)
The Early Classical or Transitional Period
105(3)
The ``Golden Age'' of Art
108(6)
Late Classical Art of the Fourth Century BCE
114(4)
Women Artists in Ancient Greece
116(2)
The Spread of Greek Art and Culture
118(18)
The Etruscans
121(3)
The Scythians
124(1)
The Neo-Babylonians
125(1)
The Persians
125(4)
Closer Look
126(3)
The Hellenistic Greeks
129(7)
Elements of Architecture: Theaters
129(1)
Aphrodite's Arms
130(6)
Art of the Roman Republic and Empire
136(28)
Roman Counterparts of Greek Gods
138(1)
The Republican Period
139(4)
Elements of Architecture: Arch and Vault
141(1)
Closer Look
142(1)
The Early Empire
143(2)
The Empire
145(7)
Elements of Architecture: Roman Architectural Orders
147(5)
The ``Good Emperors''
152(5)
Lands Outside the Roman Empire
157(1)
The Late Empire
158(6)
Looking Back 2 Essay, Map, Timeline
162(2)
Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art
164(24)
Judaism
166(3)
Iconography of the Life of Jesus
168(1)
Early Christianity
169(6)
Elements of Architecture: Basilica-Plan and Central-Plan Churches
171(1)
Saint Peter's, Notre-Dame, and Santa Maria Maggiore
171(3)
Closer Look
174(1)
Early Byzantine Art
175(6)
Elements of Architecture: Pendentives and Squinches
175(3)
The Depiction of Space
178(2)
Christian Symbols
180(1)
Later Byzantine Art
181(7)
Islamic Art
188(20)
Art During the Early Caliphates
190(7)
Islam and the Prophet Muhammad
191(2)
Elements of Architecture: Mosque Plans
193(3)
Closer Look
196(1)
Later Islamic Art
197(7)
The Mughal Empire
204(1)
The Ottoman Empire
205(3)
Later Asian Art
208(24)
The South Asian Subcontinent
210(3)
Rajput Painting
213(2)
Indian Painting on Paper
214(1)
Closer Look
214(1)
China
215(6)
Technique: Formats of Chinese Painting
220(1)
Japan
221(11)
Writing, Language, and Culture
222(8)
Looking Back 3 Essay, Map, Timeline
230(2)
Early Medieval and Romanesque Art
232(24)
Early Medieval Art in the British Isles and Scandinavia
234(2)
Carolingian Art
236(3)
The Medieval Scriptorium
237(2)
Painting in Christian Spain
239(1)
The Ottonian Period
240(5)
The Romanesque Period
245(1)
Architecture and Mural Painting
245(3)
Closer Look
247(1)
Sculpture
248(3)
Books and Embroidery
251(2)
Castles and Churches in England and Normandy
253(3)
Elements of Architecture: Rib Vaulting
255(1)
Gothic Art
256(30)
Gothic Art in France
259(13)
Elements of Architecture: The Gothic Church
262(2)
Technique: Stained-Glass Windows
264(1)
Closer Look
265(7)
Castles
272(1)
Gothic Art in England
273(2)
Gothic Art in the Germanic Lands
275(1)
Gothic Art in Italy
276(1)
Sculpture
276(3)
Technique: Cennini on Panel Painting
279(1)
Italian Panel and Mural Painting
279(7)
Looking Back 4 Essay, Map, Timeline
284(2)
Early Renaissance Art
286(28)
Renaissance Art in the Low Countries
288(6)
Technique: Painting on Panel
288(1)
Technique: Renaissance Perspective Systems
289(5)
Closer Look
294(1)
Flemish-Influenced Art Outside the Low Countries
294(2)
Women Artists in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance
295(1)
Renaissance Art in Italy
296(1)
Architecture and Sculpture
297(6)
Painting
303(9)
Printmaking in Renaissance Europe
312(2)
Technique: Woodcuts and Engravings on Metal
312(2)
Art of the High Renaissance and Reformation
314(36)
Italian Art
316(12)
The Vitruvian Man
316(10)
Elements of Architecture: Saint Peter's Basilica
326(2)
Venice and the Veneto
328(6)
Women Patrons of the Arts
329(3)
Closer Look
332(2)
Mannerism in Italy and France
334(7)
Elements of Architecture: Parts of the Church Facade
340(1)
German and English Art
341(2)
The Reformation and the Arts
343(3)
Netherlandish and Spanish Art
346(4)
Baroque and Rococo Art
350(34)
Art for the Counter-Reformation Church: Italy
352(6)
Art for the Secular State: France
358(4)
Grading the Old Masters
360(2)
The Habsburg Empire in Spain and Flanders
362(7)
Elements of Architecture: The Baroque Church Facade
365(3)
Closer Look
368(1)
Protestant England
369(2)
The Protestant Netherlands
371(7)
Technique: Woodcuts and Engravings on Metal
372(4)
Science and the Changing Worldview
376(2)
The Rococo Style
378(2)
Art and Science
380(4)
Looking Back 5 Essay, Map, Timeline
382(2)
Art of the Americas
384(18)
Mesoamerica
387(4)
South America: The Central Andes
391(2)
Elements of Architecture: Inca Masonry
392(1)
The Aftermath of the Spanish Conquest
393(1)
North America
394(1)
The Southeast and the Southwest
394(3)
The Eastern Woodlands and the Great Plains
397(1)
Technique: Basketry
397(1)
The Northwest Coast
398(4)
Closer Look
399(3)
African Art
402(14)
The Myth of ``Primitive'' Art
405(3)
African Art in the Modern Era: Living Traditions and New Trends
408(8)
Closer Look
409(5)
Looking Back 6 Essay, Map, Timeline
414(2)
Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
416(24)
Neoclassicism and Its Heritage
418(1)
Portrait Painting
419(3)
Forty Years of Revolution: 1775-1815
419(3)
Art Academies in the Eighteenth Century
422(1)
Moralized Genre Painting
422(2)
Neoclassical Architecture in England and North America
424(3)
Closer Look
425(2)
Neoclassical Painting in France
427(2)
Romanticism
429(4)
Romantic Landscape Painting
433(1)
``Am I Not a Man and a Brother?''
433(1)
Early Photography
434(2)
Technique: How Photography Works
436(1)
Naturalism and Realism in Europe
436(2)
Painting in the United States
438(2)
Later Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States
440(26)
Architecture
442(2)
Academic Art
444(1)
Reactions Against the Academy
445(2)
Art Nouveau
447(2)
Japonisme
448(1)
Art in the United States
449(2)
Impressionism
451(4)
Artistic Allusions in Manet's Art
453(2)
Later Impressionism
455(2)
Post-Impressionism
457(7)
Technique: Lithography
462(1)
Closer Look
463(1)
Late-Nineteenth-Century French Sculpture
464(2)
Modern Art: Europe and North America in the Early Twentieth Century
466(32)
Early Modern Tendencies in Europe
468(1)
Expressionism
469(2)
Modernism
469(1)
``Primitivism'' and Modernity
470(1)
Expressionist Movements
471(4)
Cubism
475(3)
Responses to Cubism
478(1)
Modernist Tendencies in the United States
479(2)
Art After World War I
481(2)
Architecture Between the Wars
483(3)
Elements of Architecture: The International Style
485(1)
Dada and Surrealism
486(6)
Suppression of the Avant-Garde in Germany
487(2)
Closer Look
489(1)
Elements of Architecture: The Skyscraper
490(2)
Art in North America Between the Wars
492(1)
The United States
492(2)
The Harlem Renaissance
494(1)
Mexico
495(2)
Canada
497(1)
Art Since 1945
498(32)
The ``Mainstream'' Crosses the Atlantic
500(5)
The Idea of the Mainstream
503(2)
Assemblage and Pop Art
505(5)
The High/Low Myth of Modernism
506(2)
Closer Look
508(2)
Appropriation
510(1)
Minimalism/Post-Minimalism and Op Art
510(1)
Conceptual and Performance Art
511(1)
The Rise of American Craft Art
512(1)
Late Modernism/Postmodernism
513(1)
Architecture
513(2)
Earthworks and Site-Specific Art
515(1)
Feminist Art
516(2)
Pluralism
518(4)
Deconstruction
522(1)
Art With Social Impact
522(1)
Installation and Video Art
523(2)
Public Memory and Art: The Memorial
525(5)
Looking Back 7 Essay, Map, Timeline
528(2)
Glossary 530(8)
Selected Bibliography 538(8)
Index 546(11)
Credits 557


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