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Summary: American Art set the standard for American art survey courses for the last decade by providing a thorough and engaging chronology of American art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, photography, folk art, and graphic arts. Wayne Craven presents art and artists within the context of their times, including insights into the intellectual, spiritual, and political environment. Along the way, Craven charts the growth of a distinctly Ameri ...show morecan art culture. The resulting book is as much a history of American culture as of American art. Edition/Copyright: REV 03
- NEW! Illustrations. With over 750 illustrations, American Art gives instructors the most flexibility any American art survey text currently available. Additionally, 64 more illustrations are now presented in full color in this revised edition.
- Cultural Context. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the cultural context of the period within which the chapter's artworks were created.
- Breadth of Coverage. Craven offers the most comprehensive survey of American art from its beginnings in the colonial period through contemporary works.
- Updated Bibliograhy. The bibliography has been updated to include the most recent sources.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Year Published: 2003