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The Art of Seeing

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780137906352

ISBN10:
0137906358
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses on art from the artistsÕ point of view. Using an engaging, readable style, this book quotes artists themselves who explain what they were trying to do in their art. Emphasizing aesthetics and art techniques, the book also covers the philosophical foundations, elements and principles of design, and technical considerations of each artistÕs medium. It offers broad coverage of all media as well as traditional and contemporary art, multicultural and non-Western art, art by women, Òoutsider artÓ, and computer graphics. It also covers such traditional and contemporary topics as creativity, encaustic, fresco, wood engraving, computer art, graphic design, photography, Xerox and FAX art, video art, conceptual art, performance art, earthworks, installation pieces, and folk art. Finally, the book includes maps with timelines showing the regions where major trends in Western art were developed and the site of major art and artworks while the timeline gives a global historical context for the evolution of Western art. The fourth edition of The Art of Seeing has been revised to include a new chapter on computer graphics including art on the Internet. It also includes boxes dealing with controversies such as censorship, race and gender criticism, restoration of paintings, protection of famous works, and art as an investment. The first chapter has been revised to provide a clear and provocative introduction to the understanding of art. And the final chapter now examines four major works of art in depth: PicassoÕs Guernica, RodinÕs Gates of Hell, MichelangeloÕs Sistine ChapelCeiling, and Moshe SafdieÕs Vancouver Library Square. There are also two new artists boxes including Stephen Alcorn on printmaking and John Lyle on ecologically-oriented landscape design. An essential art reference for every reader interested in art, especially art professionals and collectors.

Table of Contents

Preface 9(2)
PART 1 LEARNING TO SEE 11(190)
Understanding Art
The Creative Impulse
12(2)
Content
14(16)
Political Content
15(3)
Power and Propaganda
18(3)
Narrative
21(2)
Inner Experiences
23(4)
Intellectual Concepts
27(1)
Vincent van Gogh on Emotion and Intellect
28(2)
Ideals of Beauty
30(1)
Forms of Art
30(18)
Two- and Three-Dimensional Art
30(2)
Degrees of Realism
32(6)
Georgia O'Keeffe on ``Saying What I Want To''
38(2)
Fine and Applied Arts
40(2)
Public and Private Art
42(4)
Art Issues: Censorship
46(2)
Critical Opinion
48(7)
Art Issues: Race and Gender Criticism
50(1)
Greatness in Art
51(4)
Visual Elements
55(115)
Line
55(10)
Seeing Lines
55(4)
Implied Line
59(2)
Descriptive Line
61(2)
Expressive Qualities of Line
63(2)
Directional Line
65(1)
Shape and Form
65(23)
Degrees of Three-Dimensionality
67(4)
Characteristics of Three-Dimensional Form
71(3)
Henry Moore on Form and Space
74(3)
Two-Dimensional Illusion of Form
77(3)
Shapes
80(2)
Arshile Gorky on The Intensity of Art
82(6)
Space
88(20)
Three-Dimensional Art in Space
88(4)
Two-Dimensional Space
92(9)
Scale
101(4)
Spatial Illusion
105(3)
Texture
108(6)
Actual Texture
110(1)
Simulated Texture
111(3)
Texture-Like Effects
114(1)
Value and Light
114(13)
Local and Interpretive Values
116(2)
Lighting
118(5)
Reflections
123(1)
Light as a Medium
124(3)
Color
127(28)
A Vocabulary of Color
127(4)
Natural and Applied Color
131(3)
Local, Impressionistic, and Interpretive Color
134(1)
Emotional Effects of Color
135(3)
Warm and Cool Colors
138(4)
Advancing and Receding Colors
142(1)
Color Combinations
143(3)
Interaction of Color
146(4)
Josef Albers on The Complexity of Color
150(2)
Limited and Open Palette
152(3)
Time
155(15)
Viewing Time
155(2)
Auguste Rodin on The Illusion of Movement
157(1)
Actual Movement
158(1)
Illusion of Movement
159(4)
The Captured Moment
163(1)
Time as the Subject
164(4)
Ephemeral Time
168(1)
Change Through Time
169(1)
Organizing Principles of Design
170(31)
Repetition
171(4)
Variety
175(5)
Rhythm
180(2)
Balance
182(5)
Compositional Unity
187(3)
Emphasis
190(2)
Economy
192(1)
Proportion
193(5)
Wassily Kandinsky on Underlying Harmony
196(2)
Relationship to the Environment
198(3)
PART 2 TWO-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA AND METHODS 201(110)
Drawing
202(14)
Approaches to Drawing
202(3)
Dry Media
205(8)
Graphite Pencil
205(1)
Silverpoint
206(1)
Charcoal
206(3)
Chalk
209(2)
Pastel
211(1)
Crayon
212(1)
Liquid Media
213(3)
Pen and Ink
213(2)
Brush and Ink
215(1)
Painting
216(29)
Approaches to Painting
216(6)
Leonardo da Vinci on Chiaroscuro
220(2)
Paint Media
222(22)
Encaustic
222(2)
Fresco
224(2)
Tempera
226(2)
Oil
228(4)
Art Issues: Cleaning and Restoring Paintings
232(2)
Watercolor
234(3)
Gouache
237(1)
Synthetics
238(2)
Collage
240(2)
Mosaic
242(2)
Mixed Media
244(1)
Printmaking
245(22)
Printmaking Processes
247(17)
Relief
247(4)
Stephen Alcorn on The Challenge of Linocuts
251(2)
Intaglio
253(6)
Planographic
259(3)
Stencil
262(2)
Mixed Media
264(3)
Graphic Design
267(9)
The Graphic Designer and Visual Ideas
267(3)
Peter Good on The Art of Graphic Design
268(2)
Typography
270(2)
Illustration
272(4)
Photography, Photocopy, and Filmmaking
276(25)
Photography
276(15)
Edward Weston on Photography as a Way of Seeing
286(5)
Photocopy and Fax Art
291(2)
Film
293(5)
Television and Video
298(3)
Computer Graphics
301(10)
The Computer as a Drawing Medium
301(2)
The Computer as a Painting Medium
303(2)
Video Graphics
305(1)
Virtual Reality
306(1)
The Computer as a Unique Art Medium
307(2)
Art in Cyberspace
309(2)
PART 3 THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA AND METHODS 311(102)
Sculpture
312(21)
Carving
312(8)
Michelangelo Buonarroti on Marble-Quarrying
313(3)
Linda Howard on Computer-Aided Sculpture Design
316(4)
Modeling
320(3)
Casting
323(5)
Benvenuto Cellini on A Near-Disastrous Casting
326(2)
Assembling
328(3)
Earthworks
331(2)
Crafts
333(21)
Clay
333(5)
Paula Winokur on Working in Clay
336(2)
Metal
338(2)
Wood
340(4)
George Nakashima on A Feeling for Wood
342(2)
Glass
344(3)
Fibers
347(7)
Norma Minkowitz on The Interface Between Art and Craft
350(4)
Product and Clothing Design
354(10)
Industrial Design
354(2)
Clothing Design
356(8)
Architecture
364(31)
Function
367(7)
Structure
374(21)
Hassan Fathy on Indigenous Architectural Ingenuity
380(12)
Alvar Aalto on Humanizing Architecture
392(3)
Designed Settings
395(18)
Interior Design
395(6)
Environmental Design
401(7)
John Lyle on Sustainable Environmental Design
406(2)
Visual Aspects of the Performing Arts
408(5)
PART 4 ART IN TIME 413(99)
Historical Styles in Western Art
414(74)
The Beginnings of Western Art
418(4)
Prehistoric
418(1)
Aegean
419(1)
Near Eastern
420(1)
Egyptian
420(2)
Art of Ancient Cultures
422(7)
Greek
422(3)
Roman
425(1)
Early Christian and Byzantine
425(4)
Medieval Art
429(4)
Early Medieval
429(1)
Romanesque
429(1)
Gothic
429(2)
Late Gothic
431(2)
Renaissance Art
433(11)
Early Renaissance in Italy
433(3)
High Renaissance in Italy
436(2)
Art Issues: Protecting Famous Artworks
438(4)
Mannerism
442(1)
Northern Renaissance
442(2)
Baroque Art
444(6)
Southern Baroque
444(4)
Northern Baroque
448(1)
Rococo
448(2)
Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Art
450(3)
Neoclassicism
450(1)
Romanticism
451(2)
Later Nineteenth-Century Art
453(5)
Realism
453(1)
Impressionism
453(2)
Post-Impressionism
455(1)
Paul Gauguin on Cross-Cultural Borrowings
456(2)
Expressionism
458(1)
Twentieth-Century Art
458(30)
Fauvism
460(1)
Cubism
461(2)
Futurism
463(1)
Abstract and Nonobjective Art
464(1)
Dada
465(1)
Surrealism
466(1)
Traditional Realism
467(1)
Abstract Expressionism
467(1)
Post-Painterly Abstraction
468(2)
Pop Art
470(1)
New Realism
471(1)
Technological Art
472(3)
Installations, Performance Art, Earthworks, and Conceptual Art
475(1)
Neoexpressionism
475(2)
The Craft Object
477(2)
Recognition of Women's Art
479(1)
Recognition of Multi-Cultural Art
480(2)
Deborah Muirhead on Art as Ancestral Exploration
482(2)
Recognition of Outsider Art
484(1)
Jon Serl Inside an Outsider's Mind
485(1)
Art Issues: Art as Investment
486(2)
Understanding Art on All Levels
488(24)
Picasso's Guernica
489(6)
Rodin's Gates of Hell
495(5)
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling
500(7)
Moshe Safdie's Vancouver Library Square
507(5)
Notes 512(4)
Glossary/Pronunciation Guide 516(12)
Artists' Pronunciation Guide 528(2)
Credits 530(2)
Index 532


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