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Understanding Art

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9780495569091

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0495569097
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Pub. Date:
12/16/2008
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

A market leading, cutting edge 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

Introduction
What is Art?
The Language of Art
Visual Elements of Art
Principles of Design
Style, Form and Content
Two-Dimensional Media
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking
Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts
Three-Dimensional Media
Sculpture
Site-Specific Art
Architecture
Craft and Design
Art Through the Ages
The Art of the Ancients
Classical Art: Greece and Rome
Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedral
The Renaissance
The Age of Baroque
Art beyond the West
Art in Modern and Postmodern Times
Modern Art
The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
The Twentieth Century: Post-War to Post-Modern
Art in the Twenty-First Century: A Global Perspective
Glossary
Index Photo Credits
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