The Art of Seeing

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses onart as seen from the artist's point of view, treating artistic techniques and introductory aesthetic principles. It is an engaging, clear, and concise presentation with a multi-cultural emphasis. The careful design of the illustrations, text, headings, timelines, and boxes enhances the relationship between text and illustrations.The book has a four-part organizationPart Ilays the foundation for seeing;Parts II and IIIviews two-and three-dimensional art; andPart IVapproaches art as it exists in time. Topics cover a broad range of media and traditional and contemporary art, including installation; video and performance art; encaustic; fresco; wood engraving; earthworks; computers and art.For anyone interested in art appreciation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
Learning to Seep. 11
Understanding Artp. 12
What is Art?p. 13
The Creative Impulsep. 13
Types of Artp. 14
Contentp. 33
Critical Opinionp. 48
Lasting Greatness in Artp. 55
Visual Elementsp. 58
Linep. 59
Shape and Formp. 73
Spacep. 93
Texturep. 113
Value and Lightp. 119
Chiaroscurop. 128
Colorp. 134
Organizing Principles of Designp. 169
Repetitionp. 170
Varietyp. 174
Rhythmp. 180
Balancep. 182
Compositional Unityp. 185
Emphasisp. 188
Economyp. 192
Proportionp. 194
Relationship to the Environmentp. 196
Two-Dimensional Media and Methodsp. 203
Drawingp. 204
Approaches to Drawingp. 204
Dry Mediap. 207
Liquid Mediap. 213
Paintingp. 217
Approaches to Paintingp. 218
Paint Mediap. 222
Mixed Mediap. 248
Printmakingp. 249
Approaches to Printmakingp. 251
Printmaking Processesp. 252
Mixed Print Mediap. 268
Graphic Designp. 271
The Graphic Designer and Visual Ideasp. 272
Typographyp. 275
Illustrationp. 278
Photography and Filmmakingp. 281
Photographyp. 282
Filmp. 299
Television and Videop. 307
Digital Artp. 312
The Computer as a Drawing Mediump. 313
The Computer as a Painting Mediump. 314
The Computer in Three-Dimensional Artp. 316
Video Graphicsp. 317
Virtual Realityp. 319
The Computer as a Unique Art Mediump. 320
Interactive Art in Cyberspace; Art Websitesp. 321
Three-Dimensional Media and Methodsp. 323
Sculpturep. 324
Planning Sculpturesp. 325
Carvingp. 327
Modelingp. 329
Castingp. 334
Assemblingp. 338
Earthworksp. 342
Craftsp. 346
Clayp. 347
Metalp. 352
Woodp. 355
Glassp. 358
Fibersp. 363
Product and Clothing Designp. 368
Industrial Designp. 369
Clothing Designp. 374
Architecturep. 380
Architects Unique Concernsp. 381
Functionp. 383
Structurep. 392
Designed Settingsp. 407
Interior Designp. 408
Environmental Designp. 412
Aesthetics in the Performing Artsp. 418
Art in Timep. 425
Historical Styles in Western Artp. 426
Art Movementsp. 427
The Beginnings of Western Artp. 427
Art of Ancient Culturesp. 438
Medieval Artp. 442
Renaissance Artp. 448
Baroque Artp. 462
Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Artp. 466
Later Nineteenth-Century Artp. 470
Realismp. 470
Twentieth-Century Artp. 477
Abstract and Nonobjective Artp. 481
Understanding Art on All Levelsp. 508
Picassos Guernicap. 509
Rodins Gates of Hellp. 514
Michelangelos Sistine Chapel Ceilingp. 518
Frank Gehrys Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Notesp. 528
Glossary/ Pronunciation Guidep. 532
Artists Pronunciation Guidep. 544
Creditsp. 546
Indexp. 548
Timeline 30,000 B. C. A. D. 2000p. 430
Tables 35,000 B. C. A. D.p. 500
Prehistoric to Romanp. 428
5001500 Early Christian to Gothicp. 444
14251640 Early Renaissance to Southern Baroquep. 460
15001800 Northern Renaissance to Rococop. 463
17501950 Neoclassicism to Surrealismp. 471
19452000+ Into the Twenty-First Centuryp. 496
Maps The Prehistoric and Ancient Worldp. 429
Europe in the Early Twelfth Centuryp. 444
Renaissance Italyp. 460
Northern Europe in the mid-Seventeenth Centuryp. 463
Europe in the mid-Nineteenth Centuryp. 471
The World in the Late Twentieth Centuryp. 496
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