The Visual Arts: A History, Revised Edition plus MyArtKit Access Card

The Visual Arts: A History, Revised Edition plus MyArtKit Access Card

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Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new revised edition is an authoritative and enlightened account of the history of art. It presents art history as an essential part of the development of humankind, encompassing the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas-spanning from the primitive art of hunters 30,000 years ago to the most controversial art forms of today. The text is beautifully and generously illustrated with over 1,400 superb photographs, including architectural plans and color maps
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  • Mixed media product
  • 100 x 100 x 100mm | 100g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 7th edition
  • 1408296772
  • 9781408296776
  • 2,991,567

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION

Art as Craft

Systems of Building

Sculptural Techniques and Materials

Painting Techniques and Materials

Print-making

Photography

Pictorial Representation

Perspective

Color

Style and Individual Expression

The Power of Images

Women Artists

The History of Art



PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF ART



1. BEFORE HISTORY

The Art of the Hunters

Cave Art

Mesolithic Art

The Art of Farmers

Neolithic Architecture

Stonehenge



2. THE EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Mesopotamia

Sumer

Akkadian Art

Ziggurats

Babylon

The Indus Valley

Ancient Egypt

Predynastic

Early Dynastic

Old Kingdom Architecture

Old Kingdom Sculpture and Painting

Middle Kingdom

The Aegean

Minoan Crete

Mycenae and the Mainland

China

Shang Dynasty



3. DEVELOPMENTS ACROSS THE CONTINENTS

The Hittites

The Discovery of Iron

The New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt

New Kingdom Architecture

Akhenaten

Ramesside Art

Assyria and Babylon

Narrative Relief

Babylon

Iran

Archaemenid Art

Persepolis

Zhou China

The Americas

The Olmecs

Peru

Africa: Nok Culture



4. THE GREEKS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS

Archaic Greece

The Male Nude

The Polis

The Classical Period

The Parthenon

Naturalism and Idealization

Vase Painting

Stelae

The Late Classical Period

Barbarian Alternatives: Scythians and the Animal Style

Hallstatt and La Tene

Iberiaand Sardinia

The Etruscans



5. HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN ART

The Hellenistic Period

Plato, Aristotle and the Arts

Allegory

Hellenistic Architecture

Hellenistic and Roman Painting and Mosaics

Roman Architecture

Domestic Architecture

Temples and Public Works

The Colosseum and the Invention of Concrete

The Pantheon

Roman Sculpture

Towards a Definition of Roman Art

Late Antique Art



PART II. ART AND THE WORLD RELIGIONS



6. BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, AND FAR EASTERN ART

Buddhist Art in India

The Image of the Buddha

Hindu Art in India

Buddhist and Hindu Art in Sri Lanka and Java

Buddhist and Hindu Art on the Southeast Asian Mainland

Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist Art in China

Han Dynasty

Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties

Song Dynasty

Landscape Painting

Shinto and Buddhist Art in Japan

Periods (794-1333)



7. EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

The Beginnings of Christian Art

From Domus Ecclesiae to the Christian Basilica

The Image of Christ

Ravenna

Byzantine Art

Ecclesiastical Architecture

Hagia Sophia

The Classical Tradition

Icons and Iconoclasts

The Triumph of Orthodoxy

Christian Art in Northern Europe

Interlace and Illumination

Christian Art in Western Europe

The C
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