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Experiencing Art Around Us

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ISBN-10: 0534641148

ISBN-13: 9780534641146

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas Buser

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Investigating the nature of art and the uses of art in society, EXPERIENCING ART AROUND US teaches students how to understand, critically judge, and experience art. This mainstream art appreciation text discusses the visual elements of art, such as line, light, color, and space, and the principles of design that all artists use; examines not only the traditional visual media of painting, sculpture, and architecture, but also more recent areas such as urban design and preservation, photography and film; and probes the cultural institutions that affect contemporary artistic activity. Integrating Western and non-Western art, EXPERIENCING ART AROUND US exposes students to a wide variety of…    
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Book details

List price: $235.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.850
Language: English

Professor Buser is a specialist in Baroque art. He teaches courses in Italian, Spanish, French, and Dutch art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He won the Grawemeyer Award for Instructional Development for his Introduction to Art course featuring the resources of the Speed Art Museum and the architecture of the city of Louisville. Dr. Buser's research has focused on the history of religious art from apocalyptic symbolism in catacomb painting to the religious symbolism of Gauguin and Van Gogh. In the Baroque era he has investigated the sources of early Jesuit art in Rome and the effect of the changing concept of the supernatural on Baroque art. He has traced this theological…    

The Nature of Art
What is Art?
Subjects and The ir Uses in Art
The Visual Elements
Line, Shape, and Mass
Light and Color
Surface and Space
Principles of Design
The Visual Arts
Applications of Design
History of World Art
The Ancient World
Expanding Horizons of World Art
The Early Modern World: 1860 to 1940
The Modern World: Since 1940
The Art World
The Art World