Prebles' Artforms : An Introduction to the Visual Arts
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For courses in Art Appreciation, Art courses for non-majors, and one-semester Introduction to Art classes. From the First Edition in 1972, ARTFORMS has been as visually exciting as the individual works of art that are reproduced in it. ARTFORMS grew out of a desire to introduce art through an engaging visual experience. It is written and designed to help readers build an informed foundation for individual understanding and enjoyment of art. By introducing art theory, practice, and history in a single volume, this book aims to draw students into a new or expanded awareness of the visual arts. The goal is to engage readers in the process of realizing their own innate creativity. In the new, Eighth Edition, the title has been modified toPrebles'ARTFORMS, acknowledging the pioneering contribution of the original authors, Duane and Sarah Preble, to the study of art. Their vision and spirit have touched hundreds of thousands of students who have studied ARTFORMS.
Table of Contents
BRIEF CONTENTSAcknowledgmentsPrefacePART ONE Art Is1 The Nature of Art2 Awareness, Creativity, and CommunicationPART TWO The Language of Visual Experience3 Visual Elements4 Principles of Design5 Evaluating ArtPART THREE The Media of Art6 Drawing7 Painting8 Printmaking9 Camera Arts and Digital Imaging10 Graphic Design11 Sculpture12 Clay, Glass, Metal, Wood, Fiber13 ArchitecturePART FOUR Art as Cultural Heritage14 From the Earliest Art to the Bronze Age15 The Classical and Medieval West16 Renaissance and Baroque Europe17 Traditional Arts of Asia18 The Islamic World19 Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasPART FIVE The Modern World20 Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries21 Early Twentieth Century22 Between World Wars23 Postwar Modern Movements in the West24 Modern Art Beyond the WestPART SIX The Postmodern World25 Postmodernity and Global ArtTimelineGlossaryPronunciation GuideNotesSuggested ReadingsSuggested WebsitesIndex