Artforms : An Introduction to the Visual Arts

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For Art Appreciation, Art for Non-Majors, and Introduction to Art.Introducing students to the theory, practice, and history of art-and emphasizing art's impact on everyday life-Artforms is known for its accurate color reproductions, clean design, and meticulous editing style. Newest co-author, Patrick Frank, brings expertise in Modern and contemporary art, Islamic art and architecture and Latin American art. The Seventh Edition now builds a bridge to the digital world with a CD-ROM containing feature artist interviews included free with each copy of the text.
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  • Mixed media product | 531 pages
  • 210.8 x 278.9 x 26.2mm | 1,719.13g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0130899798
  • 9780130899798

Table of contents

I. ART IS... 1. The Nature of Art. What Is Art? Is Art a Necessity? Purposes and Functions of Art.2. Awareness, Creativity, and Communication. Visual Thinking. Perception and Awareness. Looking and Seeing. Aesthetics, Art, and Beauty. Art and Experience. Creativity. Untrained and Folk Artists. Trained Artists. Visual Communication. Art and Appearances. Form and Content. Seeing and Responding to Form. Iconography.II. THE LANGUAGE OF VISUAL EXPERIENCE. 3. Visual Elements. Line. Shape. Mass. Space. Time and Motion. Light. Color. Texture.4. Principles of Design. Unity and Variety. Balance. Emphasis and Subordination. Directional Forces. Contrast. Repetition and Rhythm. Scale and Proportion. Design Summary.5. Style. Cultural Style. Period Style. Regional Style. Group Style. Personal Style.6. Evaluation and Criticism. Evaluation. Art Criticism.III. TWO-DIMENSIONAL ARTS. 7. Drawing. Purposes of Drawing. Dry Media. Liquid Media.8. Painting. Watercolor. Tempera. Oil. Acrylic. Encaustic. Fresco.9. Printmaking. Relief. Intaglio. Lithography. Screenprinting. Current Directions.10. Camera Arts and Computer Imaging. Photography. Film: The Moving Image. Television and Video. Digital Art Forms.11. Graphic Design and Illustration. Design Disciplines. Graphic Design. Illustration.IV. THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTS. 12. Sculpture. Freestanding and Relief Sculpture. Methods and Materials. Kinetic Sculpture. Mixed Media. Installations and Site-Specific Sculpture.13. Clay, Glass, Metal, Wood, Fiber. Clay. Glass. Metal. Wood. Fiber.14. Architecture and Environmental Design. Architecture. Environmental Design.V. ART AS CULTURAL HERITAGE. 15. Prehistoric to Early Civilization. The Paleolithic Period. The Neolithic Period. The Beginnings of Civilization.16. Ancient through Medieval in the Middle East and Europe. Mesopotamia. Egypt. Greece. Rome. Early Christian and Byzantine Art. The Middle Ages in Europe.17. Renaissance and Baroque, Europe. The Renaissance. Baroque.18. Traditional Arts of Asia. India. Southeast Asia. China. Japan.19. The Islamic World. Arab Lands. Spain. Persia. India: The Mughal Empire.20. Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Africa. Oceania and Australia. Native North America. Pre-Columbian Central and South America.VI. THE MODERN WORLD. 21. Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Neoclassicism. Romanticism. Photography. Realism. Impressionism. The Post-Impressionist Period.22. Early Twentieth Century. Toward Abstraction. The Fauves and Expressionism. Cubism. The Modern Spirit in America. Futurism and the Celebration of Motion.23. Between World Wars. Dada. Fantasy and Metaphysics. Surrealism. The Influence of Cubism. Building a New Society. Political Protest. American Painting.24. Accelerated Change: Modern Art after 1945. Abstract Expressionism and Related Art. Photography and Architecture at Mid-Century. Neo-Dada. Events and Happenings. Pop Art. Minimal and Hard-Edge. Conceptual Art. Site Works and Earthworks. Installations and Environments. Early Feminism. Performance Art. Photorealist Painting and Superrealist Sculpture.25. Recent Diversity. Postmodern Architecture. Painting. Photography. Sculpture. Public Art. Issue-Oriented Art. The Global Present.Timeline. Glossary. Pronunciation Guide. Notes. Suggested Readings. Suggested Websites. Index.
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About Emeritus Duane Preble

Extensive travel has given Duane and Sarah Preble a global perspective. Duane taught on two round-the-world Semester at Sea voyages with the Institute for Shipboard Education, University of Pittsburgh, and he has led study tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan for the University of Hawaii. Research for ARTFORMS has taken the Prebles to Europe and to towns and cities throughout the United States. After completing his BA in painting, graphics, and sculpture at UCLA, Duane received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hawaii. From 1961 to 1991 he was a member of the art faculty at the University of Hawaii as well as an exhibiting artist. He has taught a wide variety of courses, including introduction to the visual arts, art history, photography, drawing, and design. In 1975, Duane was selected for listing in Outstanding Educators of America. Sarah studied art and psychology at St. Lawrence University and the University of Hawaii. After receiving her BA and Master of Library Science degrees from the University of Hawaii, she worked at the University of Hawaii libraries for several years before becoming an art librarian at the Hawaii State Library. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women. The Prebles live at the edge of a tropical forest overlooking Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. They are active in their community and have served on boards of governmental, environmental, and arts organizations. Duane is on the Board of Trustees of Hawaii's major art museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and is a frequent consultant to art and educational organizations. Revising author Patrick Frank is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, where he specializes in modern Latin American art. After receiving M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from George Washington University, he taught Art History in several higher education environments, from rural community colleges to private universities. Before coming to Kansas, his previous faculty appointment was at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he refocused the introductory Art History courses from Western art to World art. His recent scholarly work has dealt with the printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada. He authored the book Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery 1890-1910 (University of New Mexico Press). He also curated an exhibition, Bandits and Bullfighters: Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Prints by Posada, which opened in 1998 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center before beginning a national tour. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New Art Examiner, Goya: Revista de Arte, Third Text, and the alternative publications Drunken Boat and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. His involvement with Artforms began when he first taught from it in 1991.
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