Understanding Art

Understanding Art

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UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced, fresh approach to art appreciation, incorporating coverage across the chronological and geographical spectrum. This 11th edition features new and expanded sections on religious and world art, green buildings, graphic design, and conceptual art, as well as a new Art Tour for Los Angeles and over 100 new images in the areas of fashion, crafts, industrial design and architecture. In addition, a comprehensive set of online tools in MindTap makes it easier than ever for students to study and learn the material, regardless of their particular learning styles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 230 x 276 x 28mm | 1,814g
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 11th edition
  • 1285859294
  • 9781285859293
  • 782,600

Table of contents

1. Understanding Art.
2. Line and Shape.
3. Light and Color.
4. Texture and Pattern.
5. Space, Time, and Motion.
6. Principles of Design.
7. Drawing.
8. Painting.
9. Printmaking.
10. Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts.
11. Art in Three Dimensions: Sculpture, Installation, Site-Specific Art, and Industrial Design.
12. Craft.
13. Architecture and Urban Design.
14. Art of the Ancients.
15. Classical Art: Greece and Rome.
16. The Age of Faith.
17. The Renaissance.
18. The Age of Baroque.
19. Modern Art.
20. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years.
21. Art Since 1945.
22. The Contemporary Contour: A Global Perspective.
Visual Glossary: Themes and Purposes of Art.
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About Lois Fichner-Rathus

Lois Fichner-Rathus is professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture, as well as the theory and foundations of art and design. Dr. Fichner-Rathus is also the author of the Cengage Learning textbooks UNDERSTANDING ART and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She teaches study-abroad programs in Paris, Rome, Spain, and Cuba and resides in New York.
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