Summary: A comprehensive, definitive, extensively illustrated introduction to the history of world art and architecture -- from ancient to modern times -- this bestselling, authoritative survey provides an understanding of art as art, and art achievements as a factor in human cultural history. Co-published with Harry N. Abrams Inc., the 4 color reproduction quality is better than ever.
Offers a unified work that presents the ideas and observations of one of the last ...show moregreat art historians of this century, who personally examined more than 90% of the artworks -- as well as the artistic techniques and processes -- discussed by Hartt or the new contributor, Nan Rosenthal.
Provides a revised Introduction, including an expanded section on Women in Art and a new section, Destruction and Preservation.
Analyzes in detail the historical evolution of art in every period, and relates the cultural, social-historical, literary, and scientific achievements of each period to the art objects discussed.
Illustrates and analyzes the works of 35 women artists and discusses the role of women in art throughout the book.
Integrates coverage of Asian art (Volume 1) within an appropriate time frame, following material on the Middle Ages.
Features revised chapters/sections on: Tribal Art
Pre-Columbian Art -- reflecting some of the latest scholarship on the Maya
High Renaissance in Central Italy
Mannerism in Italy, including a new section on women artists of northern Italy Features a balanced and cohesive section on The Modern World -- of which the 19th and 20th centuries are rethought and revised by Nan Rosenthal, former Curator of 20th Century Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ch. 38, The Spread of Modernism, includes 48 new illustrations and 26 new artists.
Ch. 39, Modern Architecture, has been updated to the 1990s, adding Robert Venturi/Denise Scott Brown and Tadao Ando
Volume I comprises Chapters 1-19; Volume II, Chapters 19-39. The Combined Edition blends Volumes One and Two, with a key chapter, The Dawn of Individualism in Italian Art, serving as a bridge between the ancient world and the modern period.
Features a new design -- with pictures and captions close together and many enlarged illustrations.
Contains an expanded illustrations program (1416 total): 102 more color plates (460 total)
nearly 100 new or improved diagrams
new, enhanced images
131 all-new illustrations -- including four illustrations of the restored Sistine Ceiling
Features carefully detailed maps with topographic and geographic information
Includes 16 illustrated timelines --several reorganized and expanded for this edition Gives more emphasis to extracts from primary sources
Highlights key art-historical terms in italics and keys them to the glossary (80% are keyed to glossary)
Includes an updated bibliography ...show less
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