9780534641030

Cengage Advantage Books: The Power of Art (with ArtExperience Online Printed Access Card)

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    9780534641030

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    0534641032

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/23/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Brief, visual, and relevant, THE POWER OF ART, 2e delivers an engaging, jargon-free survey for the art appreciation course. Richard and Susan Lewis open your eyes to the power of art with their captivating writing, so lively and succinct that you'll be able to complete your reading quickly, concentrate on the accompanying illustrations, and come to class prepared. The book's reproductions -- larger than in other art appreciation texts -- make it easier to focus on the key details important to understanding the artwork. The text does an exceptional job of focusing on the Western tradition while incorporating non-Western material in key points to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Clear discussions of artistic forms and art in Western culture are complemented by boxed features like "Art News" and "Global View" that highlight the relevance of art today, controversial topics, and the impact of non-Western cultures on the West. In addition to its excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. This solid text also is bolstered by ArtExperience Online's rich learning tools. The Advantage pricing of this text delivers an unrivaled value!

Table of Contents

The Language Of Art
The Power of Art
The Primary Elements
The Principles of Design
The Artist's Materials And Tools
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking
Photography
New Media: Time and Digital Arts
Sculpture
Architecture
Decorative Arts, Crafts, and Design
A Global Heritage
Ancient Empires, Ancient Gods
The Age of Faith
The Renaissance
Drama and Light: Mannerism, The Baroque, and Rococo
The Modern Era
The Battle of the Isms: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism
Out of the Studio and Into the Light: Impressionism and PostImpressionism
The Real World on Trial: The Early Twentieth Century
The Invisible Made Visible: Abstract and Nonrepresentational Art
A Storm of Images: Art in the Contemporary World
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