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Understanding Art

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ISBN-10: 0495091219

ISBN-13: 9780495091219

Edition: 8th 2007 (Guide (Pupil's))

Authors: Lois Fichner-Rathus, Lois Fichner-Rathus

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This innovative workbook-style learning resource follows the textbook chapter-by-chapter. Written by Ruth Pettigrew (Colorado State University), it truly guides the student through the chapter and beyond. To help students learn the terms, artworks, and concepts in each chapter, the Study Guide goes beyond rote memorization and low-level questions by having students learn how to swiftly sketch a piece of art so that they will be better able to recall, interpret, and compare it. The assignments and projects work to foster an understanding of art in different media and time periods. Sections include "Understanding Concepts," "Making Connections," and "Enhancing Your Observational Powers."
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Lois Fichner-Rathus is Professor of Art in the Art Department of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture. She has authored grants, contributed to books, curated exhibitions, published articles in professional journals, and exhibited her large-format photographic prints. She is also the author of UNDERSTANDING ART, Tenth Edition, and…    

What is Art?
The Visual Elements
Principles of Design
Style, Form, and Content
Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts
Craft and Design
The Art of the Ancients
Classical Art: Greece and Rome
Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedrals
The Renaissance
The Age of Baroque
Art Beyond the West
Modern Art
The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
Contemporary Art