World of Art, A, Revised with CDROM

World of Art, A, Revised with CDROM

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For courses in Art Appreciation.A captivating exploration of the history of art in the West and throughout the world, this lively narrative encourages students to develop an appreciation for a diverse range of works of art. Author Henry M. Sayre attempts to demystify the creation of art, allowing students to see it as critical thinking and problem solving that has relevance to their lives as students and thinkers. Further enhanced with a FREE CD-ROM and an interactive WWW site, the text presents art as a rich array of materials and aesthetic elements combined with the inner workings of the human spirit, passion, emotion, and creativity.
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  • Mixed media product | 549 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 1,769g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130474800
  • 9780130474803

Table of contents

I. THE VISUAL WORLD: UNDERSTANDING THE ART YOU SEE. 1. A World of Art. The World as Artists See It. Works in Progress: The Creative Process. The World as We Perceive It. The Critical Process: Thinking About Making and Seeing.2. Developing Visual Literacy. Words and Images. Works in Progress: Lorna Simpson's The Park. Describing the World. The Critical Process: Thinking about Visual Conventions.3. The Themes of Art. The Representation of the World. The Power of Imagination. The Idea of the Beautiful. Works in Progress: Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. The Critical Process: Thinking about the Themes of Art.4. Seeing the Value in Art. Art and Its Reception. Art, Politics, and Public Space. Works in Progress: Guillermo Gomez-Perea's Temple of Confessions. The Critical Process: Thinking about the Value of Art.II. THE FORMAL ELEMENTS AND THEIR DESIGN: DESCRIBING THE ART YOU SEE. 5. Line. Varieties of Line. Qualities of Line. Works in Progress: Vincent van Gogh's Sower. Works in Progress: Hung Liu's Three Fujins. The Critical Process: Thinking about Line. Works in Progress: J.-A.-D. Ingres's Turkish Bath.6. Space. Shape and Mass. Three-Dimensional Space. Two-Dimensional Space. Linear Perspective. Works in Progress: Peter Paul Rubens's Kermis. Some Other Means of Representing Space. Distortions of Space and Foreshortening. Modern Experiments and New Directions. The Critical Process: Thinking about Space.7. Light and Color. Light. Works in Progress: Mary Cassatt's In the Loge. Color. Works in Progress: Chuck Close's Stanley. Works in Progress: Sonia Delaunay's Electric Prism. The Critical Process: Thinking about Light and Color.8. Other Formal Elements. Texture. Pattern. Time and Motion. Works in Progress: Jackson Pollock's Number 29. The Critical Process: Thinking about Other Formal Elements.9. The Principles of Design. Balance. Emphasis and Focal Point. Works in Progress: Diego Velazquez's Las Meninas. Scale and Proportion. Works in Progress: Judith F. Baca's USC Mural. Repetition and Rhythm. Unity and Variety. The Critical Process: Thinking about the Principles of Design.III. THE FINE ARTS MEDIA: LEARNING HOW ART IS MADE. 10. Drawing. Drawing as an Art. Drawing Materials. Works in Progress: Raphael's Alba Madonna. Works in Progress: Beverly Buchanan's Shackworks. The Critical Process: Thinking about Drawing.11. Printmaking. Relief Processes. Works in Progress: Utamaro's Studio. Intaglio Processes. Works in Progress: Albrecht Durer's Adam and Eve. Lithography. Works in Progress: June Wayne's Knockout. Silkscreen Printing. Monotypes. The Critical Process: Thinking about Printmaking.12. Painting. Encaustic. Fresco. Works in Progress: Michelangelo's Libyan Sybil. Tempera. Oil Painting. Works in Progress: Milton Resnick's U + Me. Watercolor. Gouache. Synthetic Media. The Critical Process: Thinking about Painting.13. Sculpture. Carving. Modeling. Casting. Assemblage. Works in Progress: Eva Hesse's Contingent. Earthworks. The Critical Process: Thinking about Sculpture.14. Other Three-Dimensional Media. Craft Media. Works in Progress: Pater Voulkos's X-Neck. Mixed Media. Works in Progress: Hannah Hoch's Cut with the Kitchen Knife. Works in Progress: Goat Island's How Dear to Me the Hour When Daylight Dies. The Critical Process: Thinking about Other Three-Dimensional Media.15. The Camera Arts. Photography. Works in Progress: Jerry Uelsmann's Untitled. Film. Video. Works in Progress: Bill Viola's Greeting. The Critical Process: Thinking about the Camera Arts.IV. THE VISUAL ARTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE: RECOGNIZING THE ART OF DESIGN. 16. Architecture. Topography. Technology. Works in Progress: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. Community Life. Works in Progress: Mierle Ukeles's Fresh Kills Landfill Project. The Critical Process: Thinking about Architecture.17. Design. Design, Craft, and Fine Art. The Arts and Crafts Movement. Art Nouveau. Art Deco. The Avant-Gardes. The Bauhaus. Streamlining. The Forties and Fifties. Contemporary Design. Works in Progress: Fred Wilson's Mining the Museum. The Critical Process: Thinking about Design.V. THE VISUAL RECORD: PLACING THE ARTS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT. 18. The Ancient World. The Earliest Art. Sumerian Culture. Egyptian Civilization. Works in Progress: Drawing in Ancient Egypt. Aegean Civilizations. Greek Art. Roman Art. Developments in Asia.19. The Christian Era. Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Christian Art in Northern Europe. Romanesque Art. Gothic Art. Developments in Islam and Asia.20. The Renaissance Through the Baroque. The Early Renaissance. The High Renaissance. Art in China. Pre-Columbian Art in Mexico. Mannerism. The Baroque.21. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. The Rococo. Neoclassicism. Romanticism. Works in Progress: Theodore Gericault's Raft of the Medusa. Realism. Impressionism. Post-Impressionism.22. The Twentieth Century. Cubism. The Fauves. German Expressionism. Futurism. Dada and Surrealism. Works in Progress: Pablo Picasso's Guernica. American Modernism and Abstract Expressionism. Pop Art and Minimalism. Postmodern Directions. Works in Progress: Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The Critical Process: Thinking about the History of Art.
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