Art A Brief History

ISBN-10: 0205237339
ISBN-13: 9780205237333
Edition: 5th 2012
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Description: The most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market. For single term courses in Art History or Art Appreciation taught from a historical perspective with coverage of non-Western material. Art: A Brief  More...

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List price: $198.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 640
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.158
Language: English

The most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market. For single term courses in Art History or Art Appreciation taught from a historical perspective with coverage of non-Western material. Art: A Brief Historyprovides a combination of formal analysis and contextual art history designed to engage a diverse student population. Co-authors Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren–both scholars as well as teachers–share a common vision that survey courses should be filled with as much enjoyment as erudition and should foster an enthusiastic, as well as an educated, public for the visual arts. The new Fifth Edition includes links to online resources in MyArtsLab to further engage students and enrich their learning experience.  Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning- The new MyArtsLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking-The new Learn About It and Think About It features prompts students to think critically and analyze the chapter material. Engage Students-Updated scholarship, MyArtsLab, and the readability of the text provide a wonderful engaging student experience. Explore Research-The authors constantly strive to deliver the latest research in the field of Art History, and the utilization of the Closer Look integrates this research with specific images and works of art. Support Instructors-Supported by the best instructor resources on the market, including MyArtsLab, ClassPrep for digital images, and Teaching with MyArtsLab PowerPoints makeArt: A Brief Historyan attractive choice for instructors. Note:MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyArtsLab, please visit:www.MyArtsLab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyArtsLab (at no additional cost): VP ISBN-10: 0205237339/ VP ISBN-13: 9780205237333

Prehistoric Art in Europe
Art of the Ancient Near East
Art of Ancient Egypt
Early Ancient Art
Art of Ancient Greece
Etruscan and Roman Art
Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art
Islamic Art
Later Asian Art
Early Medieval and Romanesque Art
Gothic Art
Early Renaissance Art
Art of the High Renaissance and Reformation
Seventeenth-Century Art in Europe
Art of the Americas
African Art
European and American Art, 1715-1840
European and American Art, 1840-1910
Modern Art in Europe and the Americas, 1900-1945
Art Since 1945
Preface
What's New
Faculty and Student Resources
Acknowledgments and Gratitude
Starter Kit
Introduction
Prehistoric Art in Europe
Looking Forward
The Upper Paleolithic Art (c. 42,000-8,000 bce)
Artifacts or Works of Art?
Shelter or Architecture?
Cave Painting
Cave Sculptures
The Neolithic Period (c. 6500-3400/2300 bce)
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Ceramics
Megalithic Architecture
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK A House in atalh�y�k
Elements of Architecture Post-and-Lintel and Corbel Construction
Art and Its Contexts tthe Power of Naming
the Meaning(s) of Prehistoric Paintings
Neolithic Man and Woman
In Perspective
Art of the Ancient Near East
Looking Forward
Sumer
Akkad, Ur, and Lagash
Babylon
Assyria
Neo-Babylonia
Persia
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK Animal Fables and Epic Themes
Art and Its Contexts Art as Spoils of War Protection or Theft?
the Ishtar Gate and Nebuchadnezzar's II's Palace
In Perspective
Art of Ancient Egypt
Looking Forward
Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt (c. 2950-2150 bce)
Middle Kingdom (c. 1975-1640 bce)
New Kingdom (c. 1539-1075 bce)
Late Egyptian Art
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK the Palette of Narmer
Elements of Architecture Mastaba to Pyramid
Technique Mummies
Art and Its Contexts Egyptian Symbols
the Tomb of Ramose
In Perspective
Early Ancient Art
Looking Forward
The Indian Subcontinent
The Indus Valley Civilization
The Vedic Period
The Rise of Buddhism
Gandhara and Mathura Styles
Gupta Period
Southeast Asia
China
The Bronze Age
Chinese Empires: Qin, Han, and Tang
Korea
Japan
The Kofun Period
The Asuka Period
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK Rubbing of a Stone Relief
Elements of Architecture Stupas
Art and Its Contexts Buddhism
Buddhist Symbols
Hinduism
Confucianism
the Silk Route and the Making of Silk
Calligraphy
In Perspective
Art of Ancient Greece
Looking Forward
The Cycladic Islands
Minoan Crete
Mycenaean (Late Bronze Age) Civilization
The Emergence of Greek Civilization
The Geometric Style
The Archaic Period
The Early Classical Period
The "High" Classical Period
The Parthenon
Other Buildings of the Athenian Acropolis
Late Classical Art of the Fourth Century bce
Hellenistic Art
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK Krater with the Death of Sarpedon
Elements of Architecture the Greek Temple
Greek Theaters
Art and Its Contexts Mythology and History
Color in Greek Sculpture
Classic and Classical
the Canon of Polykleitos
Women Artists In Ancient Greece
the Celts
In Perspective
Etruscan and Roman Art
Looking Forward
The Etruscans
The Romans
The Republican Period
The Age of Augustus
The Roman House and Its Decoration
The Empire
Imperial Art and Architecture
Portraits in Sculpture and Painting
The Late Empire
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK Gemma Augustea
Elements of Architecture Arch and Vault
Roman Architectural Orders
Technique Roman Mosaics
Art and Its Contexts Roman Portraiture
In Perspective
Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art
Looking Forward
Early Jewish Art
Early Christianity
Early Byzantine Art (476-726)
The Golden Age of Justinian
Icons and Iconoclasm
Middle Byzantine Art (843-1204)
Late Byzantine Art
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK the Mosaic Floor of the Beth Alpha Synagogue
Elements of Architecture Longitudinal-Plan and Central-Plan Churches
Pendentives and Squinches
Art and Its Contexts Dura-Europos
the Life of Jesus
the Good Shepherd
Naming Christian Churches: Designation + Dedication + Location
Iconoclasm
In Perspective
Islamic Art
Looking Forward
Art During the Early Caliphates
Architecture
Calligraphy
Later Islamic Art
The Saljuqs in Persia
The Nasrids in Spain
Luxury Arts
Books
The Ottoman Empire
Modern Islam
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK A Mamluk Glass Oil Lamp
Technique Carpet Making
Art and Its Context Islam and the Prophet Muhammad
In Perspective
Later Asian Art
Looking Forward
The South Asian Subcontinent
The Mughal Empire
Rajput Painting and the Luxury Arts
Cambodia
China
Korea
Japan
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK Scene from the Tale of Genji
Technique Indian Paintings on Paper
Formats of Chinese Painting
Art and Its Contexts Panel from an Ivory Box
Writing, Language, and Culture in Japan
In Perspective
Early Medieval and Romanesque Art
Looking Forward
Early Medieval Art in the British Isles
Scandinavian Art
Carolingian Art
Spanish Art
Ottonian Art
Romanesque Art
Architecture
Architectural Sculpture and Painting
Manuscripts, Textiles, and Woodcarving
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK Bishop Odo Blessing the Feast
Elements of Architecture the Romanesque Church Portal
Art and Its Contexts the Medieval Scriptorium
Hildegard of Bingen
In Perspective
Gothic Art
Looking Forward
Gothic Art in France
Gothic Art in England
Gothic Art in the Germanic Lands
Late Medieval Art in Italy
Sculpture
Painting in Siena and Florence
Looking Back
A CLOSER LOOK Effects of Good Government in the City and in the Country
Elements of Architecture
Rib Vaulting
the Gothic Church
Technique Stained-Glass Windows
Cennini on Panel Painting
Buon Fresco
Art and Its Contexts Notre-Dame de Paris
In Perspective
Early Renaissance Art

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