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Understanding Art

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ISBN-10: 0534613624

ISBN-13: 9780534613624

Edition: 7th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Lois Fichner-Rathus

List price: $240.95
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Designed to stimulate students' interests in all aspects of the visual arts, UNDERSTANDING ART has significantly impacted the way Art Appreciation courses are taught. One of the top-selling texts for the art appreciation course, UNDERSTANDING ART combines its strong coverage of art history, with comprehensive coverage and presentation of the visual elements, principles of design, and computer arts to provide a well-balanced discussion of the relevance and beauty of art and the media and methods used to produce art.
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Book details

List price: $240.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.90" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.180
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…    

Introduction
What is Art?
The Language of Art
The Visual Elements
Principles of Design
Style, Form and Content
Two-Dimensional Media
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking
Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts
Three-Dimensional Media
Sculpture
Architecture
Craft and Design
Art Through the Ages
The Art of the Ancients
Classical Art: Greece and Rome
Christian Art: From Catacombs to Cathedral
The Renaissance
The Age of Baroque
Art Beyond the West
Art in Modern and Postmodern Times
Modern Art
The Twentieth Century: The Early Years
Contemporary Art
Glossary
Index
Photo Credits