Living with Art

ISBN-10: 0073190764
ISBN-13: 9780073190761
Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Mark Getlein
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Book details

List price: $186.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.686
Language: English

Throughout the previous seven editions, this text has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality. Living with Art helps students develop an appreciation of art by offering a clear and comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art. The book is rich with illustrations drawn from a wide range of artistic cultures and time periods.

Mark Getlein arrived in New York to pursue advanced music studies at the Juilliard School, but he quickly became equally fascinated by the city's vibrant downtown art scene and magnificent museum collections. For a decade or so he led an interesting but precarious life as a pianist and painter. As a writer and development editor, he has helped to create a series of ground-breaking college textbooks in art and literature, including Art History (Abrams, 1995), A History of Art in Africa (Abrams, 2001), The HarperCollins World Reader, The Longman Anthology of British Literature, and The Longman Anthology of World Literature. This is his fourth edition as author of Living with Art.

Introduction
Living with Art
What Is Art?
Themes and Purposes of Art
The Vocabulary Of Art
The Visual Elements
Principles of Design
Two-Dimensional Media
Drawing
Painting
Prints
The Camera Arts: Photography, Film, and Video
Graphic Design and Illustration
Three-Dimensional Media
Sculpture
Crafts
Architecture
Arts In Time
Ancient Mediterranean Worlds
Christianity and the Formation of Europe
The Renaissance
The 17th and 18th Centuries
Arts of Islam and of Africa
Arts of East Asia: India, China, and Japan
Arts of the Pacific and of the Americas
The Modern World: 1800-1945
Art Since 1945

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