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Understanding Art (with Art CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) / Edition 10

Understanding Art (with Art CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) / Edition 10

by Lois Fichner-Rathus
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UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced approach to appreciating art, incorporating coverage of masterworks from the past and present. Author Lois Fichner-Rathus combines a conversational writing style with rich images, all designed to inspire understanding of the art that surrounds you in everyday life.

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ISBN-13: 2901111836954
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Lois Fichner-Rathus is professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History 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, as well as the theory and foundations of art and design. Dr. Fichner-Rathus is also the author of the Cengage Learning textbooks UNDERSTANDING ART and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She teaches study-abroad programs in Paris, Rome, Spain, and Cuba and resides in New York.

Table of Contents

1. What is Art? 2. Visual Elements of Art. 3. Principles of Art. 4. Style, Form, and Content. 5. Drawing. 6. Painting. 7. Printmaking. 8. Imaging: Photography, Film, Video, and Digital Arts. 9. Sculpture. 10. Site-Specific Art. 11. Architecture. 12. Craft and Design. 13. The Art of the Ancients. 14. Classical Art: Greece and Rome. 15. The Age of Faith. 16. The Renaissance. 17. The Age of Baroque. 18. Non-Western Perspectives. 19. Modern Art. 20. The Twentieth Century: The Early Years. 21. The Twentieth Century: Post-War to Postmodern. 22. Art in the Twenty-First Century: A Global Perspective.

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