Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume I

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A comprehensive, definitive, extensively illustrated introduction to the history of world art and architecture - from ancient to modern times - this bestselling, authoritative survey provides an understanding of art as art, and art achievements as a factor in human cultural history. Co-published with Harry N. Abrams Inc., the 4 color reproduction quality is better than more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 223.52 x 276.86 x 27.94mm | 1,610.24g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130524166
  • 9780130524164

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Introduction: The Nature of Art. I. ART BEFORE WRITING. 1. Art in the Stone Age. Paleolithic Art. Mesolithic Art. Neolithic Art. 2. Tribal Art. Black African Art. Oceanic Art. North American Indian Art. II. THE ANCIENT WORLD. 3. Egyptian Art. The Archaic Period and the Old Kingdom. The Middle Kingdom and the Empire (New Kingdom). 4. Mesopotamian Art. Sumer. Akkad. Neo-Sumer, Babylon, and the Hittites. Assyria. Neo-Babylonia. Persia. 5. Pre-Columbian Art in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Mesoamerican Art. Andean Art. 6. Aegean Art, c. 3000-1100 B.C. Cycladic Art. Minoan Art. Mycenaean Art. 7. Greek Art. The Geometric and Orientalizing Styles. The Archaic Period. The Classical Period - The Severe Style and Its Consequences. The Classical Period - The Age of Pericles. The Classical Period - The Fourth Century. The Hellenistic Period. 8. Etruscan Art. Architecture. Sculpture. Bronze Implements. Tombs. 9. Roman Art. The Republic. The Early Empire. The Second Century a.d. The Third Century a.d. The End of the Pagan Empire. III. THE MIDDLE AGES. 10. Early Christian and Byzantine Art. The Earliest Christian Art. The Age of Constantine. The Age of Justinian. Middle and Later Byzantine Art. 11. Islamic Art. Early Architecture. Later Architecture. Painting. 12. Barbarian and Christian Art in Northern Europe. Celtic Art. The Animal Style. Hiberno-Saxon Art. 13. The Art of the Holy Roman Empire. Carolingian Art. Ottonian Art. 14. Romanesque Art. Architecture and Sculpture in France. Architecture and Sculpture in Italy. Vaulting in the Rhineland, Lombardy, Northumbria, and Normandy. Pictorial Arts. 15. Gothic Art. The Beginnings of Gothic Style. The French Cathedral. French Manuscripts. The Later Gothic in France. Germany. Spain. England. Architecture in Italy. IV. THE FAR EAST. 16. Indian Art. The Indus Valley Civilization. Buddhist Art. Hindu Art. Later Hindu Art. 17. Chinese Art. Ancient Chinese Art. The Classic Periods of Chinese Art. Later Chinese Art. 18. Japanese Art. Early Japanese Art. The Classic Periods of Japanese Art. Later Japanese Art. Glossary. Books for Further Reading. Index. more

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