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Through interviews with contemporary artists, engaging discussion of the purposes of art and an accessible writing style, this book helps the readers connect the making and meaning of art in a way no other book does. Adams,The Making and Meaning of Artteaches that art is not just in museums and demystifies the creative process, so that readers can appreciate the relevance of art in their own lives.
Table of Contents
|Creating and Defining Works of Art|
|What is Art?|
|Brancusi v. United States Art Takes Many Forms|
|Variations on the Imagery of Birds and Flight Controversy and Changing Views of Art Michelangelo Manet Box|
|Look: Self-Portraits by Rembrandt and Picasso Censorship and the Arts 1937|
|Hitler's Exhibition of Degenerate Arte 1989|
|Mapplethorpe Goes to Cincinnati Looking at Art Glossary|
|The Creative Impulse Gods as Artists/Artists as Gods Creative Thinking and Visual Metaphor Art Inspired by Nature and the Environment Box|
|Look: Gerome's Pygmalion and Galatea The Natural Landscape The Urban Landscape The Psychological Landscape: Dream and Myth Glossary|
|Purposes of Art|
|Cultural Purpose of Art Portraits and Self-Portraits Commemoration and Documentation Commemoration and Religion Box|
|Look: Illuminating the Word of God|
|The Healing Power of Religious Imagery Political Purposes of Art|
|Art as Political and Social Protest|
|The Art of Communication Glossary|
|Decorating Ourselves and Our Environment|
|Personal Decoration Going to War Decorating Our Personal Spaces Decorating Walls and Floors Household Objects Furniture Design|
|Chairs and Thrones Box|
|Look: Utility or Art Decorating our Public Spaces Decorating our Means of Travel Glossary|
|The Artist's Visual Language|
|The Visual Elements of Art Line|
|Lines Used to Create Shape and Mass|
|Lines Used to Create Light and Dark Implied Lines|
|Lines Used to Create Emotional Expression Space|
|Two-Point and Multiple-Point Perspective|
|Atmospheric Perspective Isometric Perspective|
|Absence of Perspective in Ancient Egypt Shape and Mass in Sculpture|
|Texture Actual Texture in Sculpture|
|Implied and Actual Texture in Painting Time|
|Time and Motion|
|Time and Space in Renaissance Painting Light and Color Expressive|
|Qualities of Light and Color Symbolic|
|Meanings of Light and Color Light as the Source of Color|
|The Visible Spectrum|
|The Color Wheel Physical Properties of Color|
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