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Art of Seeing

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ISBN-10: 013158345X

ISBN-13: 9780131583450

Edition: 7th 2008

Authors: Paul J. Zelanski, Mary Pat Fisher

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This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses onart as seen from the artists point of view, treating artistic techniques and introductory aesthetic principles. It is an engaging, clear, and concise presentation with a multi-cultural emphasis. The careful design of the illustrations, text, headings, timelines, and boxes enhances the relationship between text and illustrations.The book has a four-part organizationPart Ilays the foundation for seeing;Parts II and IIIviews two-and three-dimensional art; andPart IVapproaches art as it exists in time. Topics cover a broad range of media and traditional and contemporary art, including installation; video and performance art; encaustic; fresco; wood engraving; earthworks; computers and art.For anyone interested in art appreciation.
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Book details

List price: $132.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Preface
Learning to See
Understanding Art
What is Art?
The Creative Impulse
Types of Art
Content
Critical Opinion
Lasting Greatness in Art
Visual Elements
Line
Shape and Form
Space
Texture
Value and Light
Chiaroscuro
Color
Time
Organizing Principles of Design
Repetition
Variety
Rhythm
Balance
Compositional Unity
Emphasis
Economy
Proportion
Relationship to the Environment
Two-Dimensional Media and Methods
Drawing
Approaches to Drawing
Dry Media
Liquid Media
Painting
Approaches to Painting
Paint Media
Mixed Media
Printmaking
Approaches to Printmaking
Printmaking Processes
Mixed Print Media
Graphic Design
The Graphic Designer and Visual Ideas
Typography
Illustration
Photography and Filmmaking
Photography
Film
Television and Video
Digital Art
The Computer as a Drawing Medium
The Computer as a Painting Medium
The Computer in Three-Dimensional Art
Video Graphics
Virtual Reality
The Computer as a Unique Art Medium
Interactive Art in Cyberspace; Art Websites
Three-Dimensional Media and Methods
Sculpture
Planning Sculptures
Carving
Modeling
Casting
Assembling
Earthworks
Crafts
Clay
Metal
Wood
Glass
Fibers
Product and Clothing Design
Industrial Design
Clothing Design
Architecture
Architects Unique Concerns
Function
Structure
Designed Settings
Interior Design
Environmental Design
Aesthetics in the Performing Arts
Art in Time
Historical Styles in Western Art
Art Movements
The Beginnings of Western Art
Art of Ancient Cultures
Medieval Art
Renaissance Art
Baroque Art
Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Art
Later Nineteenth-Century Art
Realism
Twentieth-Century Art
Abstract and Nonobjective Art
Understanding Art on All Levels
Picassos Guernica
Rodins Gates of Hell
Michelangelos Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Frank Gehrys Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Notes
Glossary/ Pronunciation Guide
Artists Pronunciation Guide
Credits
Index
Timeline 30,000 B. C. A. D. 2000
Tables 35,000 B. C. A. D.
Prehistoric to Roman
5001500 Early Christian to Gothic
14251640 Early Renaissance to Southern Baroque
15001800 Northern Renaissance to Rococo
17501950 Neoclassicism to Surrealism
19452000+ Into the Twenty-First Century
Maps The Prehistoric and Ancient World
Europe in the Early Twelfth Century
Renaissance Italy
Northern Europe in the mid-Seventeenth Century
Europe in the mid-Nineteenth Century
The World in the Late Twentieth Century