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A World of Art

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0139593543
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Pub. Date:
7/1/1999
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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 Progresstwo-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

PREFACE xi
PART I THE VISUAL WORLD UNDERSTANDING THE ART YOU SEE 3(68)
CHAPTER 1 A World of Art
3(14)
The World as Artists See It
4(6)
WORKS IN PROGRESS The Creative Process
10(2)
The World as We Perceive It
12(4)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Making and Seeing
16(1)
CHAPTER 2 Developing Visual Literacy
17(19)
Words and Images
18(2)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Lorna Simpson's The Park
20(2)
Describing the World
22(12)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Visual Literacy
34(2)
CHAPTER 3 The Themes of Art
36(17)
Representing the World
38(5)
Representing Other Realities
43(7)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
50(2)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about the Themes of Art
52(1)
CHAPTER 4 Seeing the Value in Art
53(18)
Art and Its Reception
56(5)
Art, Politics, and Public Space
61(5)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Guillermo Gomez-Pena's Temple of Confessions
66(3)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about the Value of Art
69(2)
PART II THE FORMAL ELEMENTS AND THEIR DESIGN DESCRIBING THE ART YOU SEE 71(112)
CHAPTER 5 Line
71(19)
Varieties of Line
72(4)
Qualities of Line
76(2)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Vincent van Gogh's Sower
78(6)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Hung Liu's Three Fujins
84(3)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Line
87(1)
WORKS IN PROGRESS J.-A.-D. Ingres's Turkish Bath
88(2)
CHAPTER 6 Space
90(19)
Shape and Mass
91(1)
Three-Dimensional Space
92(2)
Two-Dimensional Space
94(1)
Linear Perspective
95(6)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Peter Paul Reubens's Kermis
101(1)
Some Other Means of Representing Space
102(1)
Distortions of Space and Foreshortening
103(3)
Modern Experiments and New Dimensions
106(2)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Space
108(1)
CHAPTER 7 Light and Color
109(30)
Light
111(5)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Mary Cassatt's In the Loge
116(5)
Color
121(7)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Chuck Close's Stanley
128(6)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Sonia Delauney's Electric Prism
134(4)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Light and Color
138(1)
CHAPTER 8 Other Formal Elements
139(15)
Texture
140(3)
Pattern
143(2)
Time and Motion
145(3)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Jackson Pollock's No. 29
148(5)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about the Formal Elements
153(1)
CHAPTER 9 The Principles of Design
154(29)
Balance
156(6)
Emphasis and Focal Point
162(4)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Diego Velazquez's Las Meninas
166(2)
Scale and Proportion
168(4)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Judith F. Baca's Memoria de Nuestra Tierra
172(4)
Repetition and Rhythm
176(2)
Unity and Variety
178(3)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about the Principles of Design
181(2)
PART III THE FINE ARTS MEDIA LEARNING HOW ART IS MADE 183(158)
CHAPTER 10 Drawing
183(25)
Drawing as an Art
184(3)
Drawing Materials
187(1)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Raphael's Alba Madonna
188(10)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Beverly Buchanan's Shackworks
198(8)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Drawing
206(2)
CHAPTER 11 Printmaking
208(24)
Relief Processes
210(2)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Utamaro's Studio
212(4)
Intaglio Processes
216(2)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Albrecht Durer's Adam and Eve
218(5)
Lithography
223(3)
WORKS IN PROGRESS June Wayne's Knockout
226(3)
Silkscreen Printing
229(1)
Monotypes
230(1)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Printmaking
231(1)
CHAPTER 12 Painting
232(27)
Encaustic
236(1)
Fresco
237(3)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Michelangelo's Libyan Sybil
240(2)
Tempera
242(2)
Oil Painting
244(6)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Milton Resnick's U + Me
250(2)
Watercolor
252(2)
Gouache
254(1)
Synthetic Media
255(2)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Painting
257(2)
CHAPTER 13 Sculpture
259(21)
Carving
262(4)
Modeling
266(2)
Casting
268(4)
Assemblage
272(2)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Eva Hesse's Contingent
274(2)
Earthworks
276(2)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Sculpture
278(2)
CHAPTER 14 Other Three-Dimensional Media
280(29)
Craft Media
282(4)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Peter Voulkos's X-Neck
286(9)
Mixed Media
295(1)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Hannah Hoch's Cut with the Kitchen Knife
296(8)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Goat Island's How Dear to Me the Hour When Daylight Dies
304(3)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Other Three-Dimensional Media
307(2)
CHAPTER 15 The Camera Arts
309(32)
Photography
310(12)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Jerry Uelsmann's Untitled
322(12)
Film
324(7)
Video
331(3)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Bill Viola's Greeting
334(4)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about the Camera Arts
338(3)
PART IV THE VISUAL ARTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE RECOGNIZING THE ART OF DESIGN 341(67)
CHAPTER 16 Architecture
341(35)
Topography
342(3)
Technology
345(21)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
366(2)
Community Life
368(4)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Mierle Ukeles's Fresh Kills Landfill Project
372(3)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Architecture
375(1)
CHAPTER 17 Design
376(32)
Design, Craft, and Fine Art
377(2)
The Arts and Crafts Movement
379(5)
Art Nouveau
384(4)
Art Deco
388(1)
The Avant-Gardes
389(5)
The Bauhaus
394(2)
Streamlining
396(3)
The Forties and Fifties
399(2)
Contemporary Design
401(1)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Fred Wilson's Mining the Museum
402(4)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about Design
406(2)
PART V THE VISUAL RECORD PLACING THE ARTS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT 408(105)
CHAPTER 18 The Ancient World
408(20)
The Earliest Art
409(2)
Sumerian Culture
411(1)
Egyptian Civilization
412(3)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Drawing in Ancient Egypt
415(1)
Aegean Civilizations
416(2)
Greek Art
418(4)
Roman Art
422(3)
Developments in Asia
425(3)
CHAPTER 19 The Christian Era
428(16)
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
429(5)
Christian Art in Northern Europe
434(2)
Romanesque Art
436(2)
Gothic Art
438(4)
Developments in Islam and Asia
442(2)
CHAPTER 20 The Renaissance through The Baroque
444(22)
The Early Renaissance
445(4)
The High Renaissance
449(5)
Art in China
454(2)
Pre-Columbian Art in Mexico
456(2)
Mannerism
458(2)
The Baroque
460(6)
CHAPTER 21 The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
466(21)
The Rococo
468(2)
Neoclassicism
470(3)
Romanticism
473(1)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Theodore Gericault's Raft of the Medusa
474(3)
Realism
477(5)
Impressionism
482(2)
Post-Impressionism
484(3)
CHAPTER 22 The Twentieth Century
487(26)
Cubism
488(1)
The Fauves
489(1)
German Expressionism
490(2)
Futurism
492(2)
Dada and Surrealism
494(3)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Pablo Picasso's Guernica
497(1)
American Modernism and Abstract Expressionism
498(4)
Pop Art and Minimalism
502(2)
Postmodern Directions
504(6)
WORKS IN PROGRESS Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
510(1)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking about the History of Art
511(2)
THE CRITICAL PROCESS Thinking Some More about the Chapter Questions 513(2)
GLOSSARY 515(9)
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 524(3)
INDEX 527


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