Understanding Art

Understanding Art

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Designed for non-art majors, this text aims to communicate the excitement, relevance, and beauty of art in discussions of the language and elements of art-media, methods, content, composition, style and the purposes of art. "Preliminary Sketches" offer facts preceding each chapter to stimulate interest in the subject matter. "A Closer Look" provides an insight into artist's personalities and features a variety of topics in greater depth. "Compare and Contrast" shows two or more works of art side-by-side focusing on their stylistic and technical similarities and differences. "Facts about Art" are related to the sciences and arts, and the social and political events of the day. "Key terms and Artist's Names" is an end-of-chapter feature higlighting the significant material
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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 233.68 x 274.32 x 33.02mm | 2,018.48g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0155066110
  • 9780155066113

Table of contents

What is art?; the visual elements; principles of design; style, form, and content; drawing; painting; printmaking; camera and computer arts; sculpture; architecture; craft and design; the art of the ancients; classical art - Greece and Rome; Christian art - from catacombs to cathedrals; the Renaissance; the age of Baroque; modern art; the 20th century - the early years; contemporary art beyond Europe and the United States - a world of art.
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