Understanding Art (with Coursemate Printed Access Card)

Understanding Art (with Coursemate Printed Access Card)

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UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced approach to appreciating art, incorporating coverage of masterworks from the past and present. Author Lois Fichner-Rathus combines a conversational writing style with rich images, all designed to inspire understanding of the art that surrounds you in everyday life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 226 x 272 x 30mm | 1,792g
  • CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
  • Mason, OH, United States
  • English
  • 10th ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1111836957
  • 9781111836955
  • 2,665,849

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"Understanding Art" does take a newer view of the subject and is not just "art history lite." "I like the everyday kind of experiences that the author draws into the discussions, such as the Art Tours in major art cities around the world."
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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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