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Understanding Art (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac),9780534613624

Understanding Art (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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Pub. Date:
7/23/2003
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Summary

I. INTRODUCTION. 1. What is Art? II. THE LANGUAGE OF ART. 2. The Visual Elements. 3. Principles of Design. 4. Style, Form and Content. III. TWO-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA. 5. Drawing. 6. Painting. 7. Printmaking. 8. Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts. IV. THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA. 9. Sculpture. 10. Architecture. 11. Craft and Design. V. ART THROUGH THE AGES. 12. The Art of the Ancients. 13. Classical Art: Greece and Rome. 14. Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedral. 15. The Renaissance. 16. The Age of Baroque. 17. Art Beyond the West. VI. ART IN MODERN AND POSTMODERN TIMES. 18. Modern Art. 19. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years. 20. Contemporary Art. Glossary. Index. Photo Credits.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. What Is Art?
3(22)
Art Creates Beauty
4(1)
Art Enhances Our Environment
5(3)
Art Reveals Truth
8(1)
Art Immortalizes
9(1)
Art Expresses Religious Beliefs
10(1)
Art Expresses Fantasy
11(2)
Art Stimulates the Intellect and Fires the Emotions
13(1)
Art Creates Order and Harmony
13(2)
Art Expresses Chaos
15(1)
Art Records and Commemorates Experience
15(3)
Art Reflects the Social and Cultural Context
18(1)
Art Protests Injustice and Raises Social Consciousness
19(2)
Art Elevates the Commonplace
21(2)
Art Meets the Needs of the Artist
23(2)
II. The Language of Art
2. Visual Elements of Art
25(46)
Line
26(9)
Characteristics of Line
26(5)
Functions of Line
31(4)
Shape, Volume, and Mass
35(9)
Mass
37(1)
Types of Shape
38(6)
Light and Value
44(4)
Chiaroscuro
46(1)
Descriptive and Expressive Properties of Value
47(1)
Color
48(6)
Psychological Dimensions of Color: Hue, Value, Saturation
50(1)
Complementary Versus Analogous Colors
50(2)
Local Versus Optical Color
52(2)
Texture
54(4)
Actual Texture
55(1)
Visual Texture
56(1)
Subversive Texture
57(1)
Space
58(5)
Overlapping
58(1)
Relative Size and Linear Perspective
59(3)
Atmospheric Perspective
62(1)
Time and Motion
63(8)
Actual Motion
63(1)
Implied Motion and Time
64(2)
The Illusion of Motion
66(5)
3. Principles of Design
71(26)
Unity and Variety
72(2)
Balance
74(7)
Actual Balance and Pictorial Balance
75(1)
Symmetrical Balance
76(1)
Asymmetrical Balance
77(1)
Horizontal, Vertical, and Radial Balance
78(2)
Imbalance
80(1)
Emphasis and Focal Point
81(3)
Rhythm
84(2)
Scale
86(5)
Hierarchical Scaling
87(2)
Distortion of Scale
89(2)
Proportion
91(6)
The Canon of Proportions: "Keeping Things in Proportion"
91(1)
The Golden Mean
92(2)
The Spiral
94(3)
4. Style, Form, and Content
97(16)
Style
98(7)
Art, Culture, and Context
98(4)
Realistic Art
102(1)
Realistic Versus Representational Art
102(1)
Expressionistic Art
102(2)
Abstract Art
104(1)
Form
105(1)
Content
105(8)
The Levels of Content
105(5)
Iconography
110(3)
III. Two-Dimensional Media
5. Drawing
113(16)
Categories of Drawing
114(1)
Drawing Materials
115(11)
Dry Media
116(6)
Fluid Media
122(4)
Cartoons
126(3)
6. Painting
129(14)
Paint
130(1)
Types of Painting
130(10)
Fresco
130(1)
Encaustic
131(1)
Tempera
132(1)
Oil
132(4)
Acrylic
136(2)
Watercolor
138(1)
Spray Paint
139(1)
Mixed Media
140(3)
7. Printmaking
143(14)
Methods of Printmaking
144(1)
Relief
144(2)
Woodcut
144(1)
Wood Engraving
144(2)
Intaglio
146(6)
Engraving
146(1)
Drypoint
147(1)
Etching
148(1)
Mezzotint and Aquatint
149(2)
Other Etching Techniques
151(1)
Lithography
152(1)
Serigraphy
153(1)
Monotype
154(3)
8. Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts
157(30)
Photography
158(14)
Cameras
160(1)
Film
161(1)
Digital Photography
162(1)
History of Photography
162(10)
Cinematography
172(8)
Varieties of Cinematographic Techniques
172(5)
Varieties of Cinematographic Experience
177(3)
Video
180(3)
Digital Art
183(4)
IV. Three-Dimensional Media
9. Sculpture
187(22)
Sculpture
188(1)
Subtractive and Additive Types of Sculpture
188(5)
Carving
188(1)
Modeling
189(1)
Casting
189(4)
Construction
193(1)
Types of Materials
193(5)
Stone Sculpture
193(1)
Wood Sculpture
194(2)
Clay Sculpture
196(2)
Metal Sculpture
198(1)
Modern and Contemporary Materials and Methods
198(11)
Constructed Sculpture
198(1)
Assemblage
199(2)
Ready-lades
201(1)
Mixed Media
201(1)
Kinetic Sculpture
201(1)
Light Sculpture
202(1)
Earthworks
203(2)
A Portfolio of More Recent Sculpture
205(4)
10. Architecture
209(24)
Stone Architecture
210(5)
Post-and-Lintel Construction
211(2)
Arches
213(1)
Vaults
213(1)
Domes
214(1)
Wood Architecture
215(2)
Post-and-Beam Construction
216(1)
Trusses
216(1)
Balloon Framing
216(1)
Cast-Iron Architecture
217(3)
Steel-Cage Architecture
220(3)
Reinforced Concrete Architecture
223(3)
Steel-Cable Architecture
226(3)
Shell Architecture
229(4)
11. Craft and Design
233(28)
Ceramics
234(6)
Methods of Working with Clay
234(1)
The Potter's Wheel
235(1)
Glazing
236(2)
Types of Ceramics
238(2)
Glass
240(4)
Techniques of Working Glass
240(1)
Examples of Glassware
241(3)
Fiber Arts
244(4)
Weaving
244(4)
Basketry
248(1)
Metalwork and Jewelry
248(2)
Wood
250(1)
Design
250(11)
Graphic Design
250(2)
Industrial Design
252(1)
Web Design
253(3)
Urban Design
256(5)
V. Art Through the Ages
12. The Art of the Ancients
261(26)
Prehistoric Art
262(3)
Upper Paleolithic Art
262(2)
Mesolithic Art
264(1)
Neolithic Art
264(1)
Art of the Ancient Near East
265(5)
Sumer
265(2)
Akkad
267(1)
Babylonia
268(1)
Assyria
268(1)
Persia
269(1)
Egyptian Art
270(7)
Old Kingdom
270(4)
Middle Kingdom
274(1)
New Kingdom
274(1)
The Amarna Revolution: The Reign of Akhenaton and Nefertiti
275(2)
Aegean Art
277(10)
The Cyclades
278(1)
Crete
278(3)
Mycenae
281(6)
13. Classical Art: Greece and Rome
287(32)
Greece
288(17)
Geometric Period
288(1)
Archaic Period
289(6)
Early Classical Art
295(1)
Classical Art
296(4)
Late Classical Art
300(4)
Hellenistic Art
304(1)
The Etruscans
305(1)
Rome
306(13)
The Republican Period
306(3)
The Early Empire
309(4)
The Late Empire
313(6)
14. Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedrals
319(24)
Early Christian Art
320(2)
The Period of Persecution
320(1)
The Period of Recognition
321(1)
Byzantine Art
322(2)
San Vitale, Ravenna
322(1)
Hagia Sophia, Constantinople
323(1)
Later Byzantine Art
324(1)
Early Medieval Art
324(4)
Carolingian Art
326(1)
Ottonian Art
327(1)
Romanesque Art
328(7)
Architecture
329(3)
Sculpture
332(1)
Manuscript Illumination
333(2)
Tapestry
335(1)
Gothic Art
335(8)
Architecture
336(4)
Sculpture
340(3)
15. The Renaissance
343(32)
The Renaissance
344(1)
Fifteenth-Century Northern Painting
344(5)
Flemish Painting: From Page to Panel
344(4)
German Art
348(1)
The Renaissance in Italy
349(26)
The Early Renaissance
349(1)
Cimabue and Giotto
349(3)
The Renaissance Begins, and So Does the Competition
352(3)
Renaissance Art at Midcentury and Beyond
355(4)
The High Renaissance
359(8)
High and Late Renaissance in Venice
367(3)
High and Late Renaissance Outside of Italy
370(1)
Mannerism
371(4)
16. The Age of Baroque
375(24)
The Baroque Period in Italy
376(9)
St. Peter'd Cathedral
376(1)
Baroque Period Artists
377(8)
The Baroque Period Outside of Italy
385(9)
Spain
385(2)
Flanders
387(1)
Holland
388(4)
France
392(2)
The Rococo
394(5)
Rococo Period Artists
394(5)
17. Art Beyond the West
399(26)
African Art
400(5)
Oceanic Art
405(2)
Polynesia
406(1)
Melanesia
406(1)
Native Art of the Americas
407(6)
Native Arts of Mexico
407(4)
Native Arts of Peru
411(1)
Native Arts of the United States and Canada
411(2)
Islamic Art
413(1)
Indian Art
414(4)
Chinese Art
418(2)
Japanese Art
420(5)
VI. Art in Modern and Postmodern Times
18. Modern Art
425(40)
Neoclassicism
426(3)
Romanticism
429(6)
Academic Art
434(1)
Realism
435(7)
Impressionism
442(4)
Postimpressionism
446(6)
Expressionism
452(2)
American Expatriates
454(2)
Americans in America
456(3)
Art Nouveau
459(1)
The Birth of Modern Sculpture
460(5)
19. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
465(24)
The Fauves
466(2)
Expressionism
468(2)
Die Brücke (The Bridge)
468(1)
Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
469(1)
The New Objectivity (Neue Sachlichkeit)
470(1)
Cubism
470(6)
Analytic Cubism
472(1)
Synthetic Cubism
473(2)
Cubist Sculpture
475(1)
Futurism
476(2)
Futurist Artists
476(2)
Early Twentieth-Century Abstraction in the United States
478(1)
291 Gallery
478(1)
The Armory Show
479(1)
Early Twentieth-Century Abstraction in Europe
479(3)
Fantasy and Dada
482(3)
Fantastic Art
482(2)
Dada
484(1)
Surrealism
485(4)
20. Contemporary Art
489(41)
Contemporary Art
490(1)
Painting
490(1)
The New York School The First Generation
490(7)
Turning the Corner Toward an Abstract Expressionism
490(2)
Focus on Gesture
492(3)
Focus on the Color Field
495(1)
Combined Gesture and Color-Field Painting
496(1)
The New York School: The Second Generation
497(2)
Color-Field Painting
498(1)
Minimal Art
498(1)
Figurative Painting
499(1)
Figurative Painters
499(1)
Pop Art
500(3)
Photorealism
503(1)
Op Art (Optical Painting)
504(1)
New Image Painting
504(2)
Pattern Painting
506(1)
The Shaped Canvas
506(1)
Neo-Expressionism
507(2)
Sculpture
509(9)
Sculpture at Mid-Twentieth Century
509(1)
Contemporary Figurative Sculpture
510(2)
Contemporary Abstract Sculpture
512(6)
Feminist Art
518(4)
Deconstructivist Architecture
522(2)
A Portfolio of Art in the New Millennium
524(6)
Glossary 530(10)
Index 540


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