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A World of Art,9780139538452

A World of Art

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9780139538452

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0139538453
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Pub. Date:
1/1/1994
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

This captivating exploration of the history of art in the West and throughout the world is designed to help readers develop a true appreciation of art. Featuring a diverse range of works of art, this book teaches that creating art, far from an exceptional act of genius, is a process of critical thinking and problem solving. Engages readers as participants in the processes of art. Works in Progress two-page spreads throughout the book express the creative process that inspired specific works of art, and works under examination include Vincent van Gogh's Sower , Bill Viola's The Greeting , Frank Lloyd Webber's Fallingwater , and others. Illustrates the geographical and historical world in which the art under discussion has been created. Offers discussion on architecture, design, and the traditional arts and crafts. For anyone interested in learning how to develop an appreciation for the history of art in the West and throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
The Visual World: Understanding the Art You See
A World of Artp. 3
The World as Artists See Itp. 4
Works in Progress The Creative Processp. 10
The World as We Perceive Itp. 12
The Critical Process Thinking about Making and Seeingp. 16
Developing Visual Literacyp. 17
Words and Imagesp. 18
Works in Progress Lorna Simpson's The Parkp. 20
Describing the Worldp. 22
The Critical Process Thinking about Visual Conventionsp. 34
The Themes of Artp. 36
The Representation of the Worldp. 38
The Power of Imaginationp. 42
The Idea of the Beautifulp. 47
Works in Progress Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignonp. 54
The Critical Process Thinking about the Themes of Artp. 56
Seeing the Value in Artp. 57
Art and Its Receptionp. 60
Art, Politics, and Public Spacep. 65
Works in Progress Guillermo Gomez-Pena's Temple of Confessionsp. 70
The Critical Process Thinking about the Value of Artp. 73
The Formal Elements and Their Design: Describing the Art You See
Linep. 75
Varieties of Linep. 76
Qualities of Linep. 80
Works in Progress Vincent van Gogh's The Sowerp. 82
Works in Progress Hung Liu's Three Fujinsp. 88
The Critical Process Thinking about Linep. 91
Works in Progress J.-A.-D. Ingres's The Turkish Bathp. 92
Spacep. 94
Shape and Massp. 95
Three-Dimensional Spacep. 96
Two-Dimensional Spacep. 98
Linear Perspectivep. 99
Works in Progress Peter Paul Reubens's The Kermisp. 104
Some Other Means of Representing Spacep. 106
Distortions of Space and Foreshorteningp. 107
Modern Experiments and New Dimensionsp. 110
The Critical Process Thinking about Spacep. 112
Light and Colorp. 113
Lightp. 115
Works in Progress Mary Cassatt's In the Logep. 120
Colorp. 126
Works in Progress Chuck Close's Stanleyp. 134
Works in Progress Sonia Delauney's Electric Prismp. 140
The Critical Process Thinking about Light and Colorp. 144
Other Formal Elementsp. 145
Texturep. 146
Patternp. 149
Time and Motionp. 151
Works in Progress Jackson Pollock's No. 29, 1950p. 154
The Critical Process Thinking about the Formal Elementsp. 159
The Principles of Designp. 160
Balancep. 162
Emphasis and Focal Pointp. 168
Works in Progress Diego Velazquez's Las Meninasp. 172
Scale and Proportionp. 174
Works in Progress Judith F. Baca's Memoria de Nuestra Tierrap. 178
Repetition and Rhythmp. 182
Unity and Varietyp. 184
The Critical Process Thinking about the Principles of Designp. 187
The Fine Arts Media: Learning How Art Is Made
Drawingp. 189
Drawing as an Artp. 190
Drawing Materialsp. 193
Works in Progress Raphael's Alba Madonnap. 194
Works in Progress Beverly Buchanan's Shackworksp. 204
The Critical Process Thinking about Drawingp. 212
Printmakingp. 214
Relief Processesp. 216
Works in Progress Utamaro's Studiop. 218
Intaglio Processesp. 222
Works in Progress Albrecht Durer's Adam and Evep. 224
Lithographyp. 229
Works in Progress June Wayne's Knockoutp. 232
Silkscreen Printingp. 235
Monotypesp. 236
The Critical Process Thinking about Printmakingp. 237
Paintingp. 238
Encausticp. 242
Frescop. 243
Works in Progress Michelangelo's Libyan Sybilp. 246
Temperap. 248
Oil Paintingp. 250
Works in Progress Milton Resnick's U + Mep. 256
Watercolorp. 258
Gouachep. 260
Synthetic Mediap. 261
Computer-Generated Paintingp. 263
The Critical Process Thinking about Paintingp. 264
Sculpturep. 266
Carvingp. 270
Works in Progress Jim Sardonis's Reverencep. 274
Modelingp. 276
Castingp. 278
Assemblagep. 283
Works in Progress Eva Hesse's Contingentp. 286
Earthworksp. 288
The Critical Process Thinking about Sculpturep. 290
Other Three-Dimensional Mediap. 292
Craft Mediap. 294
Works in Progress Peter Voulkos's X-Neckp. 298
Mixed Mediap. 307
Works in Progress Hannah Hoch's Cut with the Kitchen Knifep. 308
Works in Progress Goat Island's How Dear to Me the Hour When Daylight Diesp. 316
The Critical Process Thinking about Other Three-Dimensional Mediap. 319
The Camera Artsp. 321
Photographyp. 322
Filmp. 334
Videop. 340
Works in Progress Bill Viol's The Greetingp. 342
The Critical Process Thinking about the Camera Artsp. 346
The Visual Arts in Everyday Life: Recognizing the Art of Design
Architecturep. 349
Topographyp. 350
Technologyp. 353
Works in Progress Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwaterp. 372
Community Lifep. 374
Works in Progress Mierle Laderman Ukeles's Fresh Kills Landfill Projectp. 378
The Critical Process Thinking about Architecturep. 381
Designp. 382
Design, Craft, and Fine Artp. 383
The Arts and Crafts Movementp. 385
Art Nouveaup. 390
Art Decop. 393
The Avant-Gardesp. 394
The Bauhausp. 398
Streamliningp. 400
The Forties and Fiftiesp. 403
Contemporary Designp. 405
Works in Progress Fred Wilson's Mining the Museump. 406
The Critical Process Thinking about Designp. 410
The Visual Record: Placing the Arts in Historical Context
The Ancient Worldp. 412
The Earliest Artp. 413
Sumerian Culturep. 415
Egyptian Civilizationp. 416
Works in Progress Drawing in Ancient Egyptp. 419
Aegean Civilizationsp. 420
Greek Artp. 422
Roman Artp. 426
Developments in Asiap. 429
The Christian Erap. 432
Early Christian and Byzantine Artp. 433
Christian Art in Northern Europep. 438
Romanesque Artp. 440
Gothic Artp. 442
Developments in Islam and Asiap. 446
The Renaissance Through The Baroquep. 448
The Early Renaissancep. 449
The High Renaissancep. 453
Art in Chinap. 458
Pre-Columbian Art in Mexicop. 460
Mannerismp. 462
The Baroquep. 464
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuriesp. 470
The Rococop. 472
Neoclassicismp. 474
Romanticismp. 477
Works in Progress Theodore Gericault's Raft of the Medusap. 478
Realismp. 481
Impressionismp. 486
Post-Impressionismp. 488
The Twentieth Centuryp. 491
Cubismp. 492
The Fauvesp. 493
German Expressionismp. 494
Futurismp. 496
Dada and Surrealismp. 498
Works in Progress Pablo Picasso's Guernicap. 501
American Modernism and Abstract Expressionismp. 502
Pop Art and Minimalismp. 506
Postmodern Directionsp. 508
Works in Progress Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbaop. 514
The Critical Process Thinking about the History of Artp. 515
The Critical Process: Thinking Some More about the Chapter Questionsp. 517
Glossaryp. 519
Pronunciation Guidep. 529
Indexp. 531
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