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Learning to Look A Handbook for the Visual Arts

ISBN-10: 0226791548

ISBN-13: 9780226791548

Edition: 2nd (Reprint)

Authors: Joshua C. Taylor

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Sometimes seeing is more difficult for the student of art than believing. Taylor, in a book that has sold more than 300,000 copies since its original publication in 1957, has helped two generations of art students "learn to look." This handy guide to the visual arts is designed to provide a comprehensive view of art, moving from the analytic study of specific works to a consideration of broad principles and technical matters. Forty-four carefully selected illustrations afford an excellent sampling of the wide range of experience awaiting the explorer. The second edition of Learning to Look includes a new chapter on twentieth-century art. Taylor's thoughtful discussion of pure forms and our responses to them gives the reader a few useful starting points for looking at art that does not reproduce nature and for understanding the distance between contemporary figurative art and reality.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 186
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of Illustrations
Illustrations An Approach to the Visual Arts
An Analysis of the Work of Art
Color and Perspective Color Terminology Perspective and the Experience of Depth in Painting
Some Distinctive Characteristics within the Visual Arts Drawing and Painting Graphic Arts Sculpture Architecture
Some Materials and Techniques of the Artist Drawing Painting Graphic Arts Sculpture Architecture
The Artist and the Work of Art
The Eye and the Mind Chronological Table A. Chronological Table Pertaining to the Visual Arts, Literature, and Music

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