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Visual Arts, The: A History, Volume I

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Edition:
7th
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9780131551145

ISBN10:
0131551140
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

This new edition is an authoritative and provides a balanced account of the history of art. It presents art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas-spanning from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to the most controversial art forms of today.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Introduction 2(1)
Art as Craft
2(7)
Systems of Building
3(1)
Sculptural Techniques and Materials
3(2)
Painting Techniques and Materials
5(2)
Print-making
7(2)
Photography
9(1)
Pictorial Representation
9(4)
Perspective
9(2)
Color
11(2)
Style and Individual Expression
13(1)
Context: Function and Meaning
14(4)
The Power of Images
16(2)
Women Artists
18(2)
The History of Art
20(4)
PART ONE Foundations of Art
Before History
24(16)
Timechart
24(1)
The Art of the Hunters
25(2)
Map Prehistoric Europe and West Asia
26(1)
Cave Art
27(6)
Mesolithic Art
33(1)
The Art of Farmers
33(4)
In Context Catal Huyuk: A Neolithic Town
34(3)
Neolithic Architecture
37(1)
Stonehenge
38(2)
The Early Civilizations
40(40)
Timechart
40(1)
Mesopotamia
41(1)
Sumer
41(4)
Map Ancient West Asia
43(2)
Akkadian Art
45(1)
Ziggurats
46(2)
Sources and documents Gudea's Dream
47(1)
Babylon
48(1)
The Indus Valley
49(3)
Ancient Egypt
52(1)
Predynastic
52(2)
Map Ancient Egypt
53(1)
Early Dynastic
54(1)
Old Kingdom Architecture
55(4)
Sources and Documents Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts
58(1)
Old Kingdom Sculpture and Painting
59(4)
Middle Kingdom
63(2)
The Aegean
65(1)
Map The Ancient Aegean
65(1)
Minoan Crete
66(5)
Mycenae and the Mainland
71(4)
In Context The Homeric World
74(1)
China
75(1)
Shang Dynasty
75(5)
Map Ancient China
76(4)
Developments Across the Continents
80(36)
The Hittites
80(2)
Timechart
80(2)
The Discovery of Iron
82(1)
Map Anatolia, Syria and Mesopotamia
83(1)
The New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt
83(5)
Sources and Documents Thutmosis Instructs his Vizier
85(1)
In Context Hatshepsut: Women in Ancient Egypt
86(2)
New Kingdom Architecture
88(2)
Akhenaten
90(3)
Ramesside Art
93(2)
Assyria and Babylon
95(3)
Narrative Relief
98(2)
Babylon
100(2)
Iran
102(1)
Achaemenid Art
102(2)
Persepolis
104(2)
Zhou China
106(3)
The Americas
109(1)
Map Ancient Mesoamerica
109(1)
The Olmecs
110(1)
Peru
111(4)
Map Ancient Peru
112(1)
In Context Chavin de Huantar: Religion and Society, in Ancient Peru
113(2)
Africa: Nok Culture
115(1)
The Greeks and Their Neighbours
116(49)
Timechart
116(1)
Archaic Greece
117(4)
Map Ancient Greece
118(3)
The Male Nude
121(4)
The Polis
125(1)
The Classical Period
126(1)
The Parthenon
126(12)
Sources and Documents Pausanias on the Parthenon
128(6)
In Context The Delphi Charioteer: Ancient Greek Religion and Athletics
134(4)
Naturalism and Idealization
138(5)
Concepts The Ideal: Idealism, Proportion and the `Canon'
139(4)
Vase Painting
143(2)
Stelae
145(1)
The Late Classical Period
146(3)
Barbarian Alternatives: Scythians and the Animal Style
149(5)
Urban Development Organic Growth and Urban Planning from Jericho to Athens
150(4)
Hallstatt and La Tene
154(2)
Iberia and Sardinia
156(1)
The Etruscans
157(8)
Sources and Documents Pliny on Etruscan Sculpture
161(4)
Hellenistic and Roman Art
165(51)
Timechart
165(2)
Map Etruscan and Roman Italy
167(1)
The Hellenistic Period
167(2)
Plato, Aristotle and the Arts
169(4)
Allegory
173(2)
Hellenistic Architecture
175(3)
Hellenistic and Roman Painting and Mosaics
178(7)
In Context Roman Luxury: Silver and Cameo Glass
179(4)
Sources and Documents Vitruvius on Roman Painting
183(2)
Roman Architecture
185(1)
Domestic Architecture
186(1)
Temples and Public Works
187(4)
Urban Development The Roman City: From the Republic to the Late Empire
188(3)
The Colosseum and the Invention of Concrete
191(2)
The Pantheon
193(2)
Roman Sculpture
195(1)
Towards a Definition of Roman Art
196(11)
In Context Family Piety: The Roman Portrait Bust
200(7)
Late Antique Art
207(9)
PART TWO Art and the World Religions
Buddhism, Hinduism and the Arts of South and East Asia
216(72)
Timechart
216(3)
Buddhist Art in India
219(5)
Map India
219(3)
In Context The Life of the Buddha: Scriptures and Images
222(2)
The Image of Buddha
224(6)
Hindu Art in India
230(14)
Concepts The Divine: From Apollo to Vishnu
233(4)
In Context Ellora: An Architect-Sculptor's Summit
237(1)
Sources and Documents Konarak Temple Building Accounts
238(6)
Buddhist and Hindu Art in Sri Lanka and Java
244(5)
Map South-East Asia
244(5)
Buddhist and Hindu Art on the South-East Asian Mainland
249(6)
Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist Art in China
255(1)
Han Dynasty
255(10)
In Context Confucius: Han Relief Carving
258(7)
Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties
265(3)
Song Dynasty
268(4)
Landscape Painting
272(5)
Shinto and Buddhist Art in Japan
277(5)
Sources and Documents The Nihongi on the First Buddhist Images in Japan
279(3)
The Heian, Fujiwara and Kamakura Periods (794--1333)
282(6)
Sources and Documents Lady Murasaki on Calligraphy
285(3)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
288(45)
Timechart
288(1)
The Beginnings of Christian Art
289(5)
In Context The Catacombs: Early Christian Art
292(2)
From Domus Ecclesiae to the Christian Basilica
294(3)
The Image of Christ
297(6)
Sources and Documents Agnellus on S Apollinare Nuovo
300(3)
Ravenna
303(3)
Byzantine Art
306(1)
Ecclesiastical Architecture
306(1)
Map The Byzantine World
307(1)
Hagia Sophia
307(6)
Urban Development Constantinople: The Creation of a Christian Imperial Capital City
308(5)
The Classical Tradition
313(2)
Icons and Iconoclasts
315(1)
The Triumph of Orthodoxy
316(4)
In Context The Virgin: The First Images
318(2)
Christian Art in Northern Europe
320(2)
Interlace and Illumination
322(2)
Christian Art in Western Europe
324(2)
The Carolingian Renovatio
326(3)
Sources and Documents Einhard on the Palatine Chapel
327(1)
In Context Monasticism: East and West
328(1)
Developments in Christian Imagery
329(4)
Early Islamic Art
333(23)
Timechart
333(1)
Map The Islamic World
334(2)
Umayyad Art and Architecture
336(6)
Sources and Documents The Byzantine Ambassadors Visit Baghdad
341(1)
Abbasid Art and Architecture
342(3)
Islamic Spain
345(3)
Samanid and Seljuk Architecture
348(1)
Islamic Decoration
349(7)
In Context The Madrasa: Architecture for Education
350(6)
PART THREE Sacred and Secular Art
Medieval Christendom
356(60)
Timechart
356(2)
Map Western Europe in the Middle Ages
358(1)
Ottonian Art
359(3)
Romanesque Architecture in Italy
362(4)
Romanesque Art and Architecture in Northern Europe
366(7)
Innovations in Romanesque Architecture
373(2)
Gothic Art and Architecture
375(5)
Sources and Documents Abbot Suger Finds Columns and Beams for St-Denis
376(2)
In Context The Gothic Cathedral: The New Jerusalem
378(2)
High Gothic
380(1)
Stained Glass and Flying Buttresses
381(6)
Urban Development Medieval Towns: Commercial Prosperity and Civic Pride
382(5)
Economics and Theology
387(1)
Sources and Documents Abbot Haymo and the `Cult of the Carts' at Chartres
387(1)
Sculpture and Painting
388(3)
English and German Gothic
391(2)
Sources and Documents Piers Plowman on Stained Glass and Opus Anglicanum
392(1)
Italian Gothic
393(10)
In Context St Francis and St Clare
396(7)
Giotto
403(5)
Sources and Documents The Monks in Padua Complain about the Scrovegni Chapel
405(3)
Secular and International Gothic
408(8)
The Fifteenth Century in Europe
416
Timechart
416(1)
The Beginnings of the Italian Renaissance
417(1)
Map Renaissance Italy
418(1)
Brunelleschi
418(2)
Masaccio
420(1)
`Progress' in Sculpture
421(3)
A New Style in Flanders
424(1)
Van Eyck and van der Weyden
424(6)
In Context The Ghent Altarpiece: Jan van Eyck and his Patrons
426(4)
Sources and Documents Bartolommeo Fazio on Jan van Eyck
430(1)
Architecture in Italy
430(1)
Alberti
431(2)
Sculpture in Italy
433(1)
Donatello
433(1)
New Departures
434(4)
Italian Painting and the Church
438(1)
Fra Angelico, Uccello and Piero della Francesca
439(4)
Sources and Documents Filippino Lippi and Filippo Strozzi: Financial and other Problems over the Strozzi Chapel
441(2)
Secular Painting
443(2)
Botticelli
445(4)
The Venetian Synthesis
449(1)
Mantegna and Bellini
449(4)
International Humanism
453(1)
Durer
453
In Context Bellini and Carpaccio: Corporate Patronage in Renaissance Venice
454
Glossary
For Further Reading
Index
Picture Credits


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