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Summary

A market leading text for the art appreciation course, UNDERSTANDING ART combines its strong coverage of art history, with comprehensive coverage and presentation of the visual elements, principles of design, and media to provide a well-balanced discussion of the relevance and beauty of art and the media and methods used to produce art.

Table of Contents

Your Multimedia Resources viii
Preface xi
PART I. Introduction
What Is Art?
1(24)
Art Creates Beauty
2(1)
Art Enhances Our Environment
3(1)
A Closer Look A Portrait in the Flesh
4(2)
Art Reveals Truth
6(1)
Art Immortalizes
7(1)
Art Expresses Religious Beliefs
8(2)
Art Expresses Fantasy
10(1)
Art Stimulates the Intellect and Fires the Emotions
11(1)
Art Creates Order and Harmony
12(1)
Compare + Contrast The Piano Lesson(s) by Matisse and Bearden
13(1)
Art Expresses Chaos
14(1)
Art Records and Commemorates Experience
14(3)
Art Reflects the Social and Cultural Context
17(2)
Art Protests Injustice and Raises Social Consciousness
19(2)
Art Elevates the Commonplace
21(1)
Art Meets the Needs of the Artist
22(3)
PART II. The Language of Art
Visual Elements of Art
25(46)
Line
26(9)
Characteristics of Line
26(5)
Functions of Line
31(4)
Shape, Volume, and Mass
35(5)
Mass
37(1)
Types of Shape
38(2)
Compare + Contrast Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon with Colescott's Les Demoiselles d'Alabama: Vestidas
40(6)
Light and Value
46(4)
Chiaroscuro
48(1)
Descriptive and Expressive Properties of Value
49(1)
Color
50(4)
Psychological Dimensions of Color: Hue, Value, and Saturation
50(1)
Complementary versus Analogous Colors
51(2)
Local versus Optical Color
53(1)
Texture
54(4)
Types of Texture
55(3)
Space
58(6)
Overlapping
58(1)
Relative Size and Linear Perspective
59(4)
Atmospheric Perspective
63(1)
Time and Motion
64(7)
Actual Motion
64(1)
Implied Motion and Time
65(1)
The Illusion of Motion
66(5)
Principles of Design
71(28)
Unity and Variety
72(2)
Balance
74(8)
Actual Balance and Pictorial Balance
75(1)
Symmetrical Balance
76(1)
Asymmetrical Balance
77(2)
Horizontal, Vertical, and Radial Balance
79(2)
Imbalance
81(1)
Emphasis and Focal Point
82(4)
Rhythm
86(2)
Scale
88(3)
Hierarchical Scaling
89(1)
Distortion of Scale
90(1)
A Closer Look Claes Oldenburg: On Clothespins, Baseball Bats, and Other Monuments
91(2)
Proportion
93(6)
The Canon of Proportions: ``Keeping Things in Proportion''
93(1)
The Golden Mean
93(3)
The Spiral
96(3)
Style, Form, and Content
99(14)
Style
100(5)
Art, Culture, and Context
100(4)
Realistic Art
104(1)
Expressionistic Art
104(1)
Abstract Art
104(1)
Compare + Contrast Wood's American Gothic with Rosenthal's He Said. She Said
105(2)
Form
107(1)
Content
107(1)
The Levels of Content
107(1)
Compare + Contrast David's The Oath of the Horatii with Kruger's Untitled (We Don't Need Another Hero)
108(5)
Iconography
110(3)
PART III. Two-Dimensional Media
Drawing
113(18)
Categories of Drawing
114(1)
Drawing Materials
115(6)
Dry Media
115(6)
A Closer Look Life, Death, and Dwelling in the Deep South
121(2)
Fluid Media
122(1)
A Closer Look Paper Dolls for a Post-Columbian World
123(3)
Cartoons
126(2)
New Approaches to Drawing
128(3)
Painting
131(14)
Paint
132(1)
Types of Painting
132(5)
Fresco
132(1)
Encaustic
133(1)
Tempera
134(1)
Oil
134(3)
Compare + Contrast The George Washingtons of Stuart and Lichtenstein
137(2)
Acrylic
138(1)
A Closer Look Superheroes: East Meets West
139(3)
Watercolor
140(1)
Spray Paint
141(1)
Mixed Media
142(3)
Printmaking
145(14)
Methods of Printmaking
146(1)
Relief
146(1)
Woodcut
146(1)
Wood Engraving
146(1)
Compare + Contrast Hiroshige's Rain Shower on Ohashi Bridge with Xiaomo's Family by the Lotus Pond
147(1)
Intaglio
148(4)
Engraving
149(1)
Drypoint
149(1)
Etching
150(2)
A Closer Look Hung Liu: Chinese Traditions Unbound
152(2)
Mezzotint and Aquatint
153(1)
Other Etching Techniques
154(1)
Lithography
154(1)
Serigraphy
155(1)
Monotype
156(3)
Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts
159(32)
Photography
160(9)
Cameras
162(1)
Film
162(1)
Digital Photography
163(1)
History of Photography
163(6)
Compare + Contrast The Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima with the Raising of the Flag at the World Trade Center
169(5)
Cinematography
174(8)
Varieties of Cinematographic Techniques
174(5)
Varieties of Cinematographic Experience
179(3)
Video
182(4)
Digital Art
186(5)
PART IV. Three-Dimensional Media Sculpture
191(78)
Sculpture
192(23)
Subtractive and Additive Types of Sculpture
192(4)
Carving
192(1)
Modeling
193(1)
Casting
193(3)
Construction
196(1)
Types of Materials
196(2)
Stone
196(1)
Wood
197(1)
A Closer Look The Vietnam Veterans Memorial- A Woman's Perspective
198(2)
Clay
200(1)
Metal
200(1)
Modern and Contemporary Materials and Methods
200(8)
Constructed Sculpture
200(1)
Assemblage
201(1)
Readymades
202(1)
Mixed Media
203(1)
Kinetic Sculpture
204(1)
Light Sculpture
205(1)
Land Art
205(2)
A Portfolio of More Recent Sculpture
207(1)
A Closer Look Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005
208(4)
Arttour New York
212(3)
Architecture
215(24)
Stone Architecture
216(5)
Post-and-Lintel Construction
217(2)
Arches
219(1)
Vaults
220(1)
Domes
220(1)
Wood Architecture
221(3)
Post-and-Beam Construction
222(1)
Trusses
222(1)
Balloon Framing
222(2)
Cast-Iron Architecture
224(1)
Steel-Cage Architecture
225(3)
Reinforced Concrete Architecture
228(2)
Steel-Cable Architecture
230(2)
A Closer Look In Lights at Ground Zero, Steps toward Illumination
232(1)
Shell Architecture
233(1)
New Materials, New Visions
234(2)
Arttour Chicago
236(3)
Craft and Design
239(30)
Ceramics
240(6)
Methods of Working with Clay
240(1)
The Potter's Wheel
241(1)
Glazing
242(2)
Types of Ceramics
244(2)
Glass
246(3)
Techniques of Working Glass
246(3)
Fiber Arts
249(1)
Weaving
249(1)
A Closer Look The Chandeliers of Dale Chihuly
250(3)
Basketry
253(1)
Metalwork and Jewelry
253(1)
A Closer Look The Fiber Arts of Faith Ringgold
254(3)
Wood
257(1)
Design
258(8)
Graphic Design
258(1)
Posters
258(1)
Logos
259(2)
Industrial Design
261(1)
Web Design
261(3)
Urban Design
264(2)
Arttour Washington, D.C.
266(3)
PART V. Art Through The Ages The Art of The Ancients
269(164)
The Art of the Ancients
269(28)
Prehistoric Art
270(1)
Map 12-1 Prehistoric Europe
270(4)
Upper Paleolithic Art
270(2)
Mesolithic Art
272(1)
Neolithic Art
273(1)
Art of the Ancient Near East
274(1)
Sumer
274(1)
Map 12-2 The Ancient Near East
274(5)
Akkad
276(1)
Babylonia
277(1)
Assyria
278(1)
Persia
278(1)
Egyptian Art
279(6)
Old Kingdom
279(4)
Middle Kingdom
283(1)
New Kingdom
283(1)
The Amarna Revolution: The Reign of Akhenaton and Nefertiti
284(1)
A Closer Look King Tut: The Face That Launched a Thousand High-Res Images
285(3)
Aegean Art
288(1)
Map 12-3 Greece (Fifth Century Bce)
288(6)
The Cyclades
288(1)
Crete
289(2)
Mycenae
291(3)
Arttour Jerusalem
294(3)
Classical Art: Greece and Rome
297(32)
Greece
298(2)
Geometric Period
298(1)
Archaic Period
299(1)
A Closer Look The Women Weavers of Ancient Greece
300(14)
Early Classical Art
305(1)
Classical Art
306(4)
Late Classical Art
310(2)
Hellenistic Art
312(2)
The Etruscans
314(1)
Architecture
314(1)
Sculpture
314(1)
Rome
315(1)
The Republican Period
315(1)
Map 13-1 The Roman Empire (Second Century Ce)
315(5)
The Early Empire
318(2)
Compare + Contrast Stadium Designs: Thumbs-Up or Thumbs-Down?
320(6)
The Late Empire
324(2)
ARTTOUR Rome
326(3)
Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedrals
329(22)
Early Christian Art
330(1)
The Period of Persecution
330(1)
The Period of Recognition
331(1)
Byzantine Art
331(3)
San Vitale, Ravenna
332(1)
Hagia Sophia, Constantinople
332(2)
Later Byzantine Art
334(1)
Early Medieval Art
334(2)
MAP 14-1 Europe (c. 800 CE)
336(2)
Carolingian Art
336(1)
Ottonian Art
337(1)
Romanesque Art
338(6)
Architecture
339(3)
Sculpture
342(1)
Manuscript Illumination
343(1)
Tapestry
343(1)
A CLOSER LOOK Hildegard of Bingen
344(1)
Gothic Art
345(6)
Architecture
345(3)
Sculpture
348(3)
The Renaissance
351(32)
The Renaissance
352(1)
MAP 15-1 Renaissance Europe (c. Sixteenth Century)
352(1)
Fifteenth-Century Northern Painting
352(5)
Flemish Painting: From Page to Panel
352(4)
German Art
356(1)
The Renaissance in Italy
357(15)
The Early Renaissance
357(1)
Cimabue and Giotto
357(2)
The Renaissance Begins, and So Does the Competition
359(4)
Renaissance Art at Midcentury and Beyond
363(2)
The High Renaissance
365(6)
High and Late Renaissance in Venice
371(1)
COMPARE + CONTRAST The ``Davids'' of Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini
372(8)
High and Late Renaissance outside Italy
377(1)
Mannerism
378(2)
ARTTOUR Dallas/Fort Worth
380(3)
The Age of Baroque
383(24)
MAP 16-1 Europe (Mid-Eighteenth Century)
384(1)
The Baroque Period in Italy
384(2)
A CLOSER LOOK Art Meets History: The Funeral of a Pope
386(6)
COMPARE + CONTRAST Susannah and the Elders by Tintoretto and Gentileschi
392(2)
The Baroque Period outside Italy
394(8)
Spain
394(2)
Flanders
396(1)
Holland
397(3)
France
400(2)
The Rococo
402(2)
ARTTOUR London
404(3)
Art Beyond the West
407(26)
MAP 17-1 Art beyond the Western Tradition
408(1)
African Art
408(3)
COMPARE + CONTRAST Picasso's Nude with Drapery with an Etoumba Mask
411(2)
Oceanic Art
413(2)
Polynesia
414(1)
Melanesia
414(1)
Native Art of the Americas
415(3)
Native Arts of Mexico
415(3)
A CLOSER LOOK Cambios: The Clash of Cultures and the Artistic Fallout
418(3)
Native Arts of Peru
419(1)
Native Arts of the United States and Canada
419(2)
Islamic Art
421(1)
Indian Art
422(4)
Chinese Art
426(2)
Japanese Art
428(5)
PART VI. Art in Modern and Postmodern Times Modern Art
433(107)
Neoclassicism
434(35)
Romanticism
436(2)
COMPARE + CONTRAST Ingres's Grande Odalisque, Delacroix's Odalisque, Cezanne's A Modern Olympia, and Sleigh's Philip Golub Reclining
438(4)
The Academy
440(2)
Realism
442(4)
COMPARE + CONTRAST Titian's Venus of Urbino, Manet's Olympia, Gauguin's Te Arii Vahine, Valadon's The Blue Room, and Eidos Interactive's Lara Croft
446(2)
Impressionism
448(4)
Postimpressionism
452(4)
A CLOSER LOOK Why Did van Gogh Cut Off His Ear?
456(2)
Expressionism
458(2)
American Expatriates
460(1)
Americans in America
461(2)
A CLOSER LOOK Weaving Together Biblical and Personal Stories
463(1)
Art Nouveau
464(1)
The Birth of Modern Sculpture
465(1)
ARTTOUR Paris
466(3)
The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
469(26)
The Fauves
470(2)
Expressionism
472(2)
Die Brucke (The Bridge)
472(1)
Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
473(1)
The New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit)
474(1)
Cubism
474(6)
Analytic Cubism
476(2)
Synthetic Cubism
478(1)
Cubist Sculpture
478(2)
Futurism
480(2)
Early Twentieth-Century Abstraction in the United States
482(2)
Early Twentieth-Century Abstraction in Europe
484(2)
Constructivism
484(2)
Fantasy and Dada
486(2)
COMPARE + CONTRAST Leonardo's Mona Lisa, Duchamp's Mona Lisa (L.H. O. O. Q), Odutokun's Dialogue with Mona Lisa, and Lee's Bona Lisa
488(3)
Dada
490(1)
Surrealism
491(4)
Contemporary Art
495(45)
Contemporary Art
496(1)
Painting
496(1)
The New York School: The First Generation
496(8)
Turning the Corner toward an Abstract Expressionism
496(2)
Focus on Gesture
498(3)
Focus on the Color Field
501(1)
Combined Gesture and Color-Field Painting
502(2)
The New York School: The Second Generation
504(1)
Color-Field Painting
504(1)
Minimal Art
504(1)
Figurative Painting
505(2)
Pop Art
507(2)
Photorealism
509(2)
Op Art (Optical Painting)
511(1)
New Image Painting
511(2)
Pattern Painting
513(1)
The Shaped Canvas
513(1)
Neo-Expressionism
514(2)
Sculpture
516(6)
Sculpture at Mid-Twentieth Century
516(1)
Contemporary Figurative Sculpture
517(2)
Contemporary Abstract Sculpture
519(3)
COMPARE + CONTRAST Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, Kollwitz's Outbreak, Catlett's Harriet, and Goya's And They Are Like Wild Beasts
522(2)
Feminist Art
524(3)
Deconstructivist Architecture
527(1)
A Closer look Guerrilla Girl Warfare
528(3)
A Portfolio of Art in the New Millennium
531(3)
A CLOSER LOOK Jacques-Louis David on a Brooklyn Tennis Court
534(6)
Glossary 540(10)
Index 550


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