History of Art: The Western Tradition

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-01
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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This classic book uses an exceptional art program, featuring impeccable accurate five-color illustrations, to introduce readers to the vast world of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and the minor arts. With its effectively written, balanced, and interesting narrative, this book presents art as a succession of styles--from Prehistory through the 20th century--and enlarges the readers' capacity to appreciate works of art individually. Written more than 40 years ago, this text has been constantly reworked to respond to the needs of this ever-changing field. A reference work suitable for those employed in all art media, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments to the First Editionp. 12
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Revised Sixth Editionp. 13
Primer of Art Historyp. 16
Introductionp. 22
Prehistoric Art in Europe and North Americap. 38
Egyptian Artp. 48
Ancient Near Eastern Artp. 70
Aegean Artp. 92
Greek Artp. 106
Etruscan Artp. 166
Roman Artp. 176
Early Christian and Byzantine Artp. 228
Early Medieval Artp. 270
Romanesque Artp. 294
Gothic Artp. 322
The Early Renaissance in Italyp. 408
The High Renaissance in Italyp. 452
The Late Renaissance in Italyp. 486
"Late Gothic" Painting, Sculpture, and the Graphic Artsp. 512
The Renaissance in the Northp. 534
The Baroque in Italy and Spainp. 558
The Baroque in Flanders and Hollandp. 586
The Baroque in France and Englandp. 606
The Rococop. 624
Neoclassicism and Romanticismp. 672
Realism and Impressionismp. 738
Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveaup. 768
Twentieth-Century Paintingp. 802
Twentieth-Century Sculpturep. 868
Twentieth-Century Architecturep. 896
Twentieth-Century Photographyp. 922
Postmodernismp. 942
Books for Further Readingp. 986
Discographyp. 995
Glossaryp. 996
Art and Architecture Websitesp. 1003
Indexp. 1008
Creditsp. 1030
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