Visual Arts A History

ISBN-10: 0130487260
ISBN-13: 9780130487261
Edition: 6th 2003
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Description: For one/two semester undergraduate Art History survey courses. Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new edition is an authoritative, balanced, and enlightened account of the history of art. It  More...

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List price: $106.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.138
Language: English

For one/two semester undergraduate Art History survey courses. Hailed as the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey published in a single volume, this new edition is an authoritative, balanced, 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 1400 superb photographs, including architectural plans and color maps.

John Fleming was born in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England on June 12, 1919. He read English at Trinity College, Cambridge. During World War II, he served with the Intelligence Corps and wrote articles for Architectural Review in his spare time. After the war, he qualified as a solicitor and served with the John Hilton bureau at Cambridge. The death of his parents enabled Fleming to follow his own inclinations by going to Italy to try his luck as a freelance writer. In the mid-1950's, he started writing and editing with Hugh Honour. For Penguin Books, they edited the series Style and Civilization. They also edited two more series for Penguin: Architect and Society and Art in Context. Together they wrote The Visual Arts: A History, The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts, and The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture with Nikolaus Pevsner. Fleming won two prizes in 1962 for Robert Adam and His Circle in Edinburgh and Rome. He died on May 29, 2001 at the age of 81.

Preface
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
Context: Function and Meaning
The Power of Images
Women Artists
The History of Art
Foundations of Art
Before History
Timechart
The Art of Hunters
Cave Art
Mesolithic Art
The Art of Farmers
In Context Catal Huyuk: A Neolithic Town
Neolithic Architecture
Stonehenge
The Early Civilizations
Timechart
Mesopotamia
Sumer
Akkadian Art
Sources and Documents Gudea's Dream
Ziggurats
Babylon
The Indus Valley
Ancient Egypt
Predynastic
Early Dynastic
Old Kingdom Architecture
Sources and Documents Ancient Egytian Pyramid Texts
Old Kingdom Sculpture and Painting
Middle Kingdom
The Aegean
Minoan Crete
Mycenae and the Mainland
In Context The Homeric World
China
Shang Dynasty
Developments Across the Continents
Timechart
The Hittites
The Discovery of Iron
The New Kingdom in Ancient Egypt
Sources and Documents Thutmose Instructs his Vizier
In Context Hatshepsut: Women in Ancient Egypt
New Kingdom Architecture
Akhenaten
Ramesside Art
Assyria and Babylon
Narrative Relief
Babylon
Iran
Achaemenid Art
Persepolis
Zhou China
The Americas
The Olmecs
Peru
In Context Chavin de Huantar: Religion and Society in Ancient Peru
Africa: Nok Culture
The Greeks and their Neighbours
Timechart
Archaic Greece
The Male Nude
The Polis
The Classical Period
The Parthenon
Sources and Documents Pausanias on the Parthenon
In Context The Delphi Charioteer: Ancient Greek Religion and Athletics
Naturalism and Idealization
Concepts The Ideal: Idealism, Proportion and the Canon
Vase Painting
Stelae
The Late Classical Period
Barbarian Alternatives: Scythians and the Animal Style
Hallstatt and La Tene
Iberia and Sardinia
The Etruscans
Sources and Documents Pliny on Etruscan Sculpture
Hellenistic and Roman Art
Timechart
The Hellenistic Period
Plato, Aristotle and the Arts
Allegory
Hellenistic Architecture
Hellenistic and Roman Painting and Mosaics
In Context Roman Luxury: Silver and Cameo Glass
Sources and Documents Vitruvius on Roman Painting
Roman Architecture
Domestic Architecture
Temples and Public Works
Urban Development From Jericho to Imperial Rome: Grid Planning and Organic Growth
The Colosseum and the Invention of Concrete
The Pantheon
Roman Sculpture
Towards a Definition of Roman Art
In Context Family Piety: The Roman Portrait Bust
Late Antique Art
Art and the World Religions
Buddhism, Hindusim and Far Eastern Art
Timechart
Buddhist Art in India
In Context The Life of Buddha: Scriptures and Images
The Image of Buddha
Hindu Art in India
Concepts The Divine: From Apollo to Vishnu
In Context Ellora: An Architect Sculptor's Summit
Sources and Documents Konarak Temple Building Accounts
Buddhist and Hindu Art in Sri Lanka and Java
Buddhist and Hindu Art on the South-east Asian Mainland
Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist Art in China
Han Dynasty
In Context Confucius: Han Relief Carving
Tang Dynasty and the Five Dynasties
Song Dynasty
Landscape Painting
Shinto and Buddhist Art in Japan
Sources and Documents The Nihongi and the First Buddhist Images in Japan
The Heian, Fujiwara and Kamakura Periods (794-1333)
Sources and Documents Lady Murasaki on Calligraphy
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Timechart
The Beginnings of Christian Art
In Context The Catacombs: Early Christian Art
From Domus Ecclesiae to the Christian Basilica
The Image of Christ
Sources and Documents Agnellus on S Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna
Byzantine Art
Ecclesiastical Architecture
Urban Development Constantinople: The Creation of a Capital City
Hagia Sophia
The Classical Tradition
Icons and Iconoclasts
The Triumph of Orthodoxy
In Context The Virgin: The First Images
Christian Art in Northern Europe
Interlace and Illumination
Christian Art in Western Europe
The Carolingian Renovatio
Sources and Documents Einhard on the Palatine Chapel
In Context Monasticism: East and West
Developments in Christian Imagery
Early Islamic Art
Timechart
Umayyad Art and Architecture
Abbasid Art and Architecture
Sources and Documents The Byzantine Ambassadors Visit Baghdad
Islamic Spain
Samanid and Seljuk Architecture
In Context The Madrasa: Architecture for Education
Islamic Decoration
Sacred and Secular Art
Medieval Christendom
Timechart
Ottonian Art
Romanesque Architecture in Italy
Romanesque Art and Architecture in Northern Europe
Innovations in Romanesque Architecture
Gothic Art and Architecture
Sources and Documents Abbot Suger Finds Columns and Beams for St-Denis
In Context The Gothic Cathedral: The New Jerusalem
High Gothic
Stained Glass and Flying Buttresses
Economics and Theology
Sources and Documents Abbot Haymo and the 'Cult of the Carts' at Chartres
Sculpture and Painting
English and German Gothic
Sources and Documents Piers Plowman on Stained Glass and Opus Anglicanum
Italian Gothic
In Context St Francis and St Clare
Giotto
Sources and Documents The Monks in Padua Complain about the Scrovegni Chapel
Secular and International Gothic
The Fifteenth Century in Europe
Timechart
The Beginnings of the Italian Renaissance
Brunelleschi
Masaccio
'Progress' in Sculpture
A New Style in Flanders
Van Eyck and van der Weyden
In Context The Ghent Altarpiece: Jan van Eyck and his Patrons
Sources and Documents Bartolommeo Fazio on Jan van Eyck
Architecture in Italy
Alberti
Sculpture in Italy
Donatello
New Departures
Italian Painting and the Church
Fra Angelico, Uccello and Piero della Francesca
Sources and Documents Filippino Lippi and Folippo Strozzi: Financial and other Problems over the Strozzi Chapel
Secular Painting
Boticelli
The Venetian Synthesis
Mantegna and Bellini
In Context Bellini and Carpaccio: Corporate Patronage in Renaissance Venice
International Humanism
Durer
The Sixteenth Century in Europe
Timechart
Reform and Early Sixteenth-century Art in the North
Hieronymus Bosch
Grunewald
Protestant Art
The High Renaissance in Italy
Leonardo da Vinci
Harmony, Unity and Raphael
In Context Bramante's Tempietto: Alberti, Leonardo and the Ideal Renaissance Church
Michelangelo
Sources and Documents Michelangelo's David: Contract and Installation
Urban Development Renaissance Urbanism: The Rome of Sixtus V
The Venetian High Renaissance
Giorgione
Titian
Tintoretto and Veronese
Sources and Documents Veronese's Interrogation by the Inquisition
Sansovino, Palladio and the Laws of Harmony
Mannerism and Mannerisms
Coreggio and Mannerist 'Licence'
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
In Context Pieter Bruegel's Months: Patronage in Flanders
El Greco
The Americas, Africa And Asia
Timechart
Mesoamerica and Peru
The Maya, Toltecs and Mixtecs
The Aztecs
Sources and Documents Cortes and Durer on Mexico and Montezuma's Treasure
Africa
Sources and Documents Dapper on Benin
The Islamic World
Ottoman Architecture
Safavid Art and Architecture
Urban Development Isfahan and Samarkand: Islamic Urban Design
Mughal Art and Architecture
In Context Nur-Jahan and Jahangir: Art at the Mughal Court
Sources and Documents Domingo Paes on Vijayanagar
China
The Yuan Dynasty
The Ming Dynasty
Sources and Documents Dong Quichang on Painting: The Study of Nature and Old Masters
Japan - Kamakura to Edo
The Influence of Zen Buddhism
In Context Namban Screens: The Japanese Encounter with Europeans
The Seventeenth Century in Europe
Timechart
New Beginnings in Rome
Concepts Nature, Imitation and Invention: The Formation of Academic Theory
Baroque Art and Architecture
Rubens and van Dyck
In Context The Jesuit Missions: Evangelization and Colonization
The Easel Painting in Italy
Bernini
Borromini
Poussin and Claude
Velasquez
Sources and Documents Pacheco Art in the Service of Religion
Dutch Painting
Hals
Rembrandt
In Context Rembrandt's 'Hundred-guilder Print': The Development of Graphic Processes
Landscape
Still Life and Genre
Vermeer
England and France
Enlightenment and Liberty
Timechart
French Rococo Art
Watteau, de Troy and the Rococo Interior
Boucher, Chardin and Fragonard
Sources and Documents Diderot on Boucher, Greuze and Chardin
In Context Fragonard and Greuze: Sex Objects and Virtuous Mothers
The Rococo in Germany and Italy
Tiepolo, Guardi and Canaletto
English Sense and Sensibility
Hogarth and Gainsborough
Landscape and Classicism
Neo-Classicism, or the 'True Style'
Sources and Documents Washington and Jefferson: Antique versus Modern Dress
Canova and David
The Making of The Modern World
Romanticism to realism
Timechart
Urban Development Factories and Public Parks: Owen, Nash and Olmsted
Romanticism
The Heirs of David
Goya
Gericault
Ingres
Delacroix
Sources and Documents Heine on Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
Romanticism and Philosophy
Friedrich
Blake
Romantic Landscape Painting
Constable
Turner
In Context Turner's Slave Ship: Images of Slavery
Corot and the Etude
Photography
In which Style should We Build?
Sources and Documents Pugin on the Principles of Christian Architecture
Historicism and Realism
The Pre-Raphaelites
Courbet
Concepts Art for Art's Sake: Aestheticism versus Realism
Millet
Sources and Documents Baudelaire: 'What is the good of criticism?'
Manet
The USA
In Context Caleb Bingham's Fur Traders: Art and the Frontier
Photography comes of Age
Eastern Traditions
Timechart
Oing-dynasty China
In Context Wanh Huing and Others, Portrait of An Oi: Painters and Patrons under the Qing Dynasty
Architecture and the Decorative Arts
Japan in the Edo Period
Hokusai and Hiroshige
Sources and Documents Hokusai and Frank Lloyd Wright on the Japanese Print
Impressionism to Post-Impressionism
Timechart
Impressionism
Monet
Sources and Documents Laforgue on Impressionism
Morisot, Renoir and Manet
In Context Degas and Manet: City Lights and the Exploitation of Women
Degas
Japonisme
Neo-Impressionism
Seurat, Divisionism and Socialism
Symbolism
Gaugin and Van Gogh
Allegories of Modern Life: Munch and Rodin
Art Nouveau and the New Architecture
Sullivan and the Skyscraper
In Context The Crystal Palace and the Statue of Liberty: Metal and New Building Methods
Domestic Architecture
Cezanne
Sources and Documents Cezanne to Emile Bernard
Indigenous Arts of Africa, The Americas, Australia and Oceania
Timechart
Oceania
Polynesia
Sources and Documents Captain Cook and the Arts of the Pacific
Melanesia and Micronesia
Australia
The American North-West
In Context A Shaman's Mask: Art and Magic
The Plains and the Arid Lands of North America
Africa
In Context Palace Doors from Ikere: African Images of Europeans
Twentieth-century Art
Art from 1900 to 1919
Timechart
New Ways of Looking
In Context Picasso's Demoiselles: Anarchism, Colonialism and Art as Exorcism
The Fauves and Expressionism
Matisse
The German Expressionists
Kandinsky
Sources and Documents Kandinsky on Color
Marc
Cubism
Picasso and Braque: Analytical and Synthetic Cubism
Sources and Documents Braque and Picasso on Cubism
Orphic Cubism
Futurism
Abstract or Non-objective Art
Suprematism and the Founding of De Stijl
Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright
Between the Two World Wars
Timechart
Dada and Surrealism
Duchamp
America and the Precisionist View
Diego Rivera and the Mexican Muralists
Breton, de Chirico and Ernst
In Context Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros: Art and Politics
Sources and Documents Louis Aragon, Max Ernst and Others Issue a Surrealist Declaration
Dali, Magritte and Miro
Welded Metal: A Revolution in Sculpture
Photography and Modern Movements
Constructivism, De Stijl and the International Style
Art and Revolution
The Bauhaus
Sources and Documents Walter Gropius on the Bauhaus
Mondrian
Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe
Urban Development Cities of the Future: Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright
Brancusi and Moore
Art Deco
Post-War to Post-Modern
Timechart
Abstract Expressionism
Pollock and de Kooning
Still, Rothko and Neuman
European Survivors
Post-Painterly Abstraction
Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg
Concepts Modernism and Formalism
Pop Art
Photographic Imagery
Minimal and Conceptual Art
Earth and Land Art
Photo-Realism and New Image Painting
Body Art and Process Art
Modernism and Post-Modernism
Towards the Third Millennium
Timechart
Questioning Modernism
Neo-Expressionism
Art as Identity
Post-Modern Multiculturalism
Video Art
Glossary
For Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Index
Maps
Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
The Ancient Near and Middle East
Ancient Egypt
The ancient Aegean
Ancient China
Ancient Asia Minor
Ancient Mesoamerica
Ancient Peru
Ancient Greece
Etruscan and Roman Italy
India
South-East Asia
The Byzantine World
The Islamic World
Western Europe and the Middle Ages
Renaissance Italy
Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica
Africa
Japan
Oceania

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