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Artforms: An Introduction to the Visual Arts

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780321002297

ISBN10:
0321002296
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div

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Summary

This bestseller introduces readers to the theory, practice, and history necessary for an expanded awareness of and enthusiasm for art in everyday life. Increased coverage of female artists and diversity in world arts is included in the Sixth Edition. A web site offers profiles of working artists and an essay contest which challenges participants to write about art they encounter.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
PART 1: ART IS... 1(40)
The Nature of Art
2(13)
What Is Art?
2(1)
Is Art a Necessity?
3(2)
Purposes and Functions of Art
5(10)
Biography: Jazz, Memory, and Metaphor
11(4)
Romare Bearden
Awareness, Creativity, and Communication
15(26)
Visual Thinking
15(1)
Perception and Awareness
15(1)
Looking and Seeing
16(2)
Aesthetics, Art, and Beauty
18(2)
Art and Experience
20(1)
Creativity
20(5)
Essay: Early Encounters with the Artist Within
21(4)
Untrained and Folk Artists
25(3)
Trained Artists
28(1)
Visual Communication
28(1)
Art and Appearances
28(5)
Form and Content
33(1)
Seeing and Responding to Form
34(3)
Biography: A Personal Vision
36(1)
Georgia O'Keeffe
Iconography
37(4)
PART 2: THE LANGUAGE OF VISUAL EXPERIENCE 41(74)
Visual Elements
42(32)
Line
43(3)
Shape
46(2)
Mass
48(3)
Biography: Going Beyond Tradition
50(1)
Henry Moore
Space
51(7)
Time and Motion
58(3)
Light
61(3)
Color
64(7)
Texture
71(3)
Principles of Design
74(20)
Unity and Variety
74(3)
Balance
77(5)
Emphasis and Subordination
82(1)
Directional Forces
82(2)
Contrast
84(1)
Repetition and Rhythm
84(2)
Scale and Proportion
86(4)
Design Summary
90(4)
Biography: Expression Is Foremost
92(2)
Henri Matisse
Style
94(14)
Cultural Style
94(2)
Period Style
96(2)
Regional Style
98(2)
Group Style
100(2)
Personal Style
102(6)
Biography: Art as Social Conscience
104(1)
Kathe Kollwitz
Biography: Found Joy
105(3)
Louise Nevelson
Evaluation and Criticism
108(7)
Evaluation
108(3)
Art Criticism
111(4)
Biography: A Discriminating Eye
113(1)
Robert Hughes
Essay: On Visiting an Art Museum
114(1)
PART 3: TWO-DIMENSIONAL ARTS 115(80)
Drawing
116(14)
Biography: A Life's Work in Ten Years
121(1)
Vincent van Gogh
Purposes of Drawing
122(3)
Dry Media
125(3)
Liquid Media
128(2)
Painting
130(13)
Watercolor
131(3)
Tempera
134(1)
Oil
134(3)
Acrylic
137(1)
Encaustic
138(1)
Fresco
139(4)
Essay: Art as Activism: The Great Wall of Los Angeles
141(2)
Printmaking
143(14)
Relief
144(2)
Intaglio
146(4)
Lithography
150(4)
Screenprinting
154(1)
Current Directions
155(2)
Essay: Handmade Originals in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
156(1)
Camera Arts and Computer Imaging
157(27)
Photography
157(13)
Biography: ``A Photographer at My Very Core''
166(4)
Margaret Bourke-White
Film: The Moving Image
170(8)
Television and Video
178(2)
Computer-Generated Imagery
180(4)
Essay: The Internet as a Cultural Meeting Place
183(1)
Graphic Design and Illustration
184(11)
Design Disciplines
184(2)
Graphic Design
186(7)
Illustration
193(2)
PART 4: THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTS 195(62)
Crafts
196(1)
Craft and Art
196(1)
Clay
197(5)
Biography: Shaping Her People's Heritage
199(3)
Nampeyo
Glass
202(1)
Metal
203(2)
Wood
205(1)
Fiber
206(6)
Biography: Stitched into History
211(1)
Faith Ringgold
Sculpture
212(17)
Freestanding and Relief Sculpture
212(2)
Methods and Materials
214(9)
Kinetic Sculpture
223(2)
Biography: Art That Moves
224(1)
Alexander Calder
Mixed Media
225(2)
Installations and Site-Specific Sculpture
227(2)
Architecture and Environmental Design
229(28)
Architecture
229(20)
Biography: A Sensitive Modernist
245(4)
Tadao Ando
Environmental Design
249(8)
Biography: Radical Innovator
250(5)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Essay: Where We Live
255(2)
PART 5: ART AS CULTURAL HERITAGE 257(120)
Prehistoric to Early Civilization
258(7)
The Paleolithic Period
259(3)
The Neolithic Period
262(2)
The Beginnings of Civilization
264(1)
Ancient through Medieval in the Middle East and Europe
265(25)
Mesopotamia
265(2)
Egypt
267(3)
Greece
270(5)
Rome
275(3)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
278(5)
The Middle Ages in Europe
283(7)
Renaissance and Baroque
290(28)
The Renaissance
290(16)
Biography: The Artist as Scientist
297(1)
Leonardo da Vinci
Biography: Temperamental Genius
298(8)
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Baroque
306(12)
Biography: Insight and Compassion
310(4)
Rembrandt van Rijn
Essay: Where Were the Women?
314(2)
Essay: Preservation and Restoration
316(2)
Traditional Arts of Asia
318(28)
India
318(7)
Southeast Asia
325(3)
China
328(11)
Biography: ``Strange and Great''
337(2)
Bada Shanren
Japan
339(7)
The Islamic World
346(7)
Arab Lands
347(1)
Spain
348(1)
Persia
349(1)
India: The Mughal Empire
350(3)
Biography: Islam's Greatest Architect
352(1)
Sinan
Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
353(24)
Africa
353(7)
Oceania and Australia
360(4)
Native North America
364(7)
Biography: Warrior, Captive, and Artist
369(2)
Howling Wolf
Pre-Columbia Central and South America
371(6)
Essay: On Returning Cultural Property: Whose Culture? Whose Property?
375(2)
PART 6: THE MODERN WORLD 377(125)
Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
378(32)
Neoclassicism
378(2)
Romanticism
380(5)
Photography
385(2)
Realism
387(6)
Biography: Flouting Social Conventions
389(4)
Rosa Bonheur
Impressionism
393(6)
Biography: Devoted to Light
395(4)
Claude Monet
The Post-Impressionist Period
399(11)
Biography: Nature as Source
402(5)
Paul Cezanne
Biography: Struggling Idealist
407(3)
Paul Gauguin
Early Twentieth Century
410(18)
Toward Abstraction
410(4)
Essay: A Judge Confronts Abstract Sculpture: Brancusi vs the United States
413(1)
The Fauves and Expressionism
414(4)
Cubism
418(6)
Biography: Restless Creativity
423(1)
Pablo Picasso
The Modern Spirit in America
424(2)
Futurism and the Celebration of Motion
426(2)
Between World Wars
428(21)
Dada
428(3)
Fantasy and Metaphysics
431(1)
Surrealism
432(4)
Biography: Compelling Autobiographer
435(1)
Frida Kahlo
The Influence of Cubism
436(2)
Building a New Society
438(3)
Political Protest
441(5)
Biography: Painting for the People
444(2)
Diego Rivera
American Painting
446(3)
Accelerated Change: Art after 1945
449(30)
Abstract Expressionism and Related Art
449(6)
Photography and Architecture at Mid-Century
455(2)
Neo-Dada
457(3)
Biography: Art and Ordinary Life
458(2)
Robert Rauschenberg
Events and Happenings
460(1)
Pop Art
461(4)
Minimal and Hard-Edge
465(2)
Conceptual Art
467(1)
Site Works and Earthworks
467(3)
Installations and Environments
470(1)
Early Feminism
471(3)
Performance Art
474(1)
Photorealist Painting and Superrealist Sculpture
475(4)
Essay: Censorship
477(2)
Recent Diversity
479(23)
Postmodern Architecture
480(2)
Painting
482(3)
Photography
485(2)
Sculpture
487(2)
Public Art
489(3)
Issue-Oriented Art
492(4)
The Global Present
496(6)
Timeline 502(3)
Glossary 505(7)
Pronunciation Guide 512(2)
Notes 514(3)
Suggested Readings 517(3)
Suggested Websites 520(2)
Photographic Credits 522(2)
Index 524


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