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Art: A Brief History



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Prentice Hall

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This book, an introduction to the history of art that features excellent scholarship, takes a global approach with an emphasis on the Western tradition in art. It reflects new interests and issues, expanding the topic to include women and minorities, and showing media and techniques other than painting, sculpture, and architecture. Written in clear, standard English without art historical or aesthetic jargon,Art: A Brief Historyis visually appealing as well as intellectually stimulating.This comprehensive survey of world art is based on the most recent scholarship, and includes coverage of arts inspired by all the major religions, the contribution of women and minorities, and contains discussions of all the arts, including ceramics, glass, metal, enamel, and the fiber arts.This book serves as an introduction to the history of art and a ready reference for people working in the arts, including museum docents, and art gallery employees, owners, and managers.

Table of Contents

Art Before the Written Word Looking Forward Upper Paleolithic Art
Art in the Neolithic Period
Early Neolithic Communities Architecture
The Meaning(s) of Prehistoric Paintings
Megalithic Architecture Bronze and Iron Ages in Europe
Early Art Outside Europe
Closer Look Woman from Brassempouy Technique
Prehistoric Wall Painting Box
The Power of Naming Map Timeline Looking Back
The Art of Mesopotamia and Egypt
Looking Forward Mesopotamia Egypt
Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt
The Middle Kingdom
The New Kingdom
The Late Period
Closer Look Mythological
Figures Elements of Architecture
Mastaba to pyramid Box
Origins of Writing Box
The Fiber Arts Box
Egyptian Symbols Box
Mummies Map Timeline Looking Back
Early Asian Art Looking Forward
The Indian Subcontinent Gandhara and Mathura
Styles Gupta Period
Closer Look Great Wild Goose Pagoda Elements of Architecture
Stupas Box
Buddhism Box
Buddhist Symbols Box
Hinduism Box
Confucianism Box
The Silk Route and the Making of Silk Box
Calligraphy Map Timeline Looking Back
Art of Greece and the Aegean World Looking Forward
The Cycladic Islands Minoan Crete Mycenaean (Late Bronze Age) Civilization
The Emergence of Greek Civilization
The Geometric Style
The Archaic Period
The Early Classical Or Transitional Period
The ldquo;Golden Agerdquo; of Art
Late Classical Art of The Fourth Century BCE
Closer Look Woman at a Fountain House Elements of Architecture
The Greek Architectural Orders Box
Mythology Box
Classic and Classical Box
The Canon of Polykleitos Box
Women Artists In Ancient Greece Map Timeline Looking Back
The Spread of Greek Art and Culture Looking Forward
The Hellenistic Greeks
The Neo-Babylonians
The Persians
The Etruscans
Closer Look Title to COME Elements of Architecture
Theaters Technique
Coining Money Box
Aphroditersquo;s Arms Box
Aphroditersquo;s Arms Map Timeline Looking Back
Roman Art Looking Forward
The Republican Period
The Age of Augustus
The Roman House and Its Decoration
The Empire Imperial Art and Architecture
Portraits in Sculpture and Painting
The Late Empire
Closer Look Augustus of Primaporta Elements of Architecture
Arch and Vault Elements of Architecture
Roman Architectural Orders Box
The Celts Map Timeline Looking Back
Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art Looking Forward Jewish Art
Early Christianity
Early Byzantine Art Icons and Iconoclasm
Later Byzantine Art
Closer Look Title to Come Elements of Architecture
Basilica-Plan and Central-Plan Churches Elements of Architecture
Pendentives and Squinces Box
Iconography of the Life of Jesus Box
Saint Peterrsquo;s, Notre-Dame, and Santa Maria Maggiore (Traditional Usage and Abbreviations) Box
The Depiction of Space Box
Christian Symbols Map Timeline Looking Back
Islamic Art Looking Forward Art
During the Early Caliphates Later Islamic Art
The Mughal Empire
The Ottoman Empire Elements of Architecture
Mosque Plans Technique
Carpet Making Box
Islam and the Prophet Muhammad Map Timeline Looking Back
Later Asian Art Looking Forward
The South Asian Subcontinent Rajput Painting
Pictures of the Floating World
Closer Look Luxury Arts Technique
Formats of Chinese Painting Box
Indian Painting on Paper Box
Writing, Language, And Culture Map Timeline Looking Back
Early Medieval and Romanesque Art Looking Forward
Early Medieval Art in the British Isles and Scandinavia Carolingian Art
The Carolingian Basilica and Timber Architecture
The Monastery Painting in Christian Spain
The Ottonian Period
The Romanesque Period Architecture Architectural Decoration: Sculpture and Painting
The Cloister Crafts
Closer Look Reliquary statue of Saint Faith Elements of Architecture
The Romanesque Church Portal Box
The Medieval Scriptorium Map Timeline Looking Back
11 Gothic Art Looking Forward Gothic Art in France Secular Art
Gothic Art in England
Gothic Art in the Germanic Lands
Gothic Art in Italy Sculpture Italian Panel and Mural Painting
Closer Look Cathedral of Nocirc;tre-Dame Elements of Architecture
Rib Vaulting Elements of Architecture
Gothic Church Technique
Stained-Glass Windows Technique
Cennini on Panel Painting Map Timeline Looking Back
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