Look! Art History Fundamentals

Look! Art History Fundamentals

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For Introductory Art History Surveys.Look! is designed as a handbook to accompany the major textbooks used in the art history survey. Written in a casual, personable, and unassuming style, it introduces students to the basic methods of art history and the visual and contextual analysis of works of art, and teaches them how to use these types of analysis in writing papers and examinations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130486353
  • 9780130486356

About Anne D'Alleva

Anne D'Alleva is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the university of Connecticut.show more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion.)Introduction: How to Use this Book. 1. Introducing Art History. What do Art Historians Do: The Object of Art History. Art History's Disciplinary Identity. Why is Art History Important?2. The Fundamentals of Interpretation: Formal and Contextual Analysis. Two Sides of a Coin: Formal and Contextual Analysis. Everyday Art History: Looking at Advertising. Formal Analysis. Contextual Analysis. Art Out of Context? Museums and Art History. The Process of Interpretation: Confronting your Assumptions.3. Writing Art History Papers. Structuring Art Historical Arguments: Interpretation vs. Opinion. Formal Analysis Papers. Research Papers. Some Specialized Kinds of Writing Assignments. Resources for Art Historical Research. Critical Moments in Art-History Writing. Citations and Bibliographies. Writing Style.4. Navigating Art History Examinations. Slide Identifications and Short-Answer Questions. Art History Essays. Effective Note-Taking.5. Art History's Own History. Ancient "Art Historians". Medieval Art History. Renaissance Art History. Art History and Criticism in the Age of Enlightenment. Foundations of Modern Art History: Nineteenth-century Philosophers and Historians of Art. Art History at Mid-century Formalists, Iconographers, and Social Historians. The "New" Art History and the Future of Art History. Do Other Cultures Practice Art History?Glossary. Annotated Bibliography. Table of Parallel Illustrations in Art History Surveys. Picture Credits. Index.show more

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