Art Context and Criticism

ISBN-10: 0697266133

ISBN-13: 9780697266132

Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)

Authors: John D. Kissick

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Book details

List price: $100.94
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
The Power of Images Viewing Art as Language
Art and Its Codes
A Vocabulary Lesson
The Changing Face of Quality
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Making Amends Plotting the Course
The Beginnings of Art
The Nature of Art Making Images in the Paleolithic Age
Securing the Homefront: The Neolithic Age
Prehistoric and Primitive Cultures Art and the Development of More Complex Societies
The Art of the Classical World
The Art and Ideas of Ancient Greece
The Origins of Greek Art: 1000 600 BC
Archaic Art: 600-480 BC
Classical Architecture and the Acropolis Complex
Classical Sculpture: 479-323 BC
Plato and Aristotle Look at Art Late Classical and Hellenistic Art
The Transition to Rome Augustus and the Empire Roman Wall Painting
Art and Religion
The Jewish Tradition
The Christian Tradition Islamic Art
Hinduism and the Cult of Images Aspects of the Buddhist Art
Tradition
Issues and Ideas in Renaissance Art
The Rise of Learning Individuality and Humanism Art
Patronage and the High Renaissance
The "High" Renaissance in Rome Art
Criticism in the Renaissance: Vasari Painting in Venice in the Sixteenth Century North European Painting
Art, Issues, and Innovations in the Baroque
Era "The Last Judgment" and Rome in 1541 Classicism versus Naturalism
The Art Criticism of Bellori Baroque Architecture
The Influence of Rome Dutch and Flemish Art
The Decline of the Baroque
Reason and Revolution Versailles and the Decline of the Baroque
The Rococo Moralizing Tones: Discourses on Art
The Birth of the Public Museum
The Neoclassical Artist American Neoclassicism Art and Man's Inhumanity to Man Art and the Heroic: Romanticism
The Modern World and Its Art
The Ideological Ferment Photography and Painting
The Artist at Mid-Century Impressionism
The Art of Lithography Nineteenth-Century Sculpture
The Liberation of Color Of Steel and Skyscrapers Nature in Flux
Art in Americas Art in the Nomadic Communities
Early Civilizations
Two Worlds Collide
The Early African-American Experience
A Reverence for the Land
The Artist as Social Critic
Art In the Twentieth Century Flatness as an Idea Collage as an Idea
Rethinking Another Old Idea Unlocking the Unconscious: Surrealism and Its Legacy
The Quest for a Purer Art Modernism in Architecture
The Avant-Garde in America
The End of an Era
Contemporary Art, Issues, and Ideas Prelude: Irony and The Decline of the Modern
Art after Pop: Some Considerations
The Rise of Postmodernism Neo-Expressionism and the Return of the Figure Women's Art and Feminist
Criticism Ethnicity and Revisionism
Some Closing Thoughts on Public
Funding and Censorship
Conclusions
All chapter summaries include suggested readings, pronunciation guide and glossary
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