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Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume II

Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume II - 4th edition

Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume II - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780131841550

ISBN10: 0131841556

Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume II by Frederick Hartt and Rosenthal Abrams - ISBN 9780131841550
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Published: 1993
International: No
Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume II by Frederick Hartt and Rosenthal Abrams - ISBN 9780131841550

ISBN13: 9780131841550

ISBN10: 0131841556

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 93

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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 great 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
Islamic Art
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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


19. The Dawn of Individualism in Italian Art -- The Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.

20. The Early Renaissance in Italy --The Fifteenth Century.

Architecture in Florence and North Italy.
Sculpture in Florence: The Early Fifteenth Century.
Painting in Florence: The Early Fifteenth Century.
Painting in Florence and Central Italy: The Mid-Fifteenth Century.
Sculpture in Florence at Midcentury.
Painting and Sculpture in Florence and Central Italy: The Later Fifteenth Century.
Painting in North Italy and Venice.

21. The Early Renaissance in Northern Europe.

Netherlandish Art in France.
Netherlandish Panel Painting.
Painting in German-Speaking Lands.
Painting in France.

22. The High Renaissance in Central Italy.

Michelangelo before 1516.

23. Michelangelo and Mannerism.

Michelangelo after 1516.
Women Artists of Northern Italy.
Sculpture in Tuscany.

24. The High and Late Renaissance in Venice.


25. The High and Late Renaissance Outside Italy.

The Netherlands.


26. The Seventeenth Century in Italy.

27. The Seventeenth Century in Catholic Europe Outside Italy.

Flemish Painting.
Spanish Painting and Sculpture.

28. The Seventeenth Century in Protestant Countries.

Dutch Painting.
English Architecture.

29. The Eighteenth Century.

France -- The Rococo and Classicism.
Austria and Germany -- The Baroque and Rococo. England.
Painting in Colonial America.


30. Neoclassicism.


31. Romanticism.

Painting and Sculpture on the Continent.
Painting in England.

32. Realism.

Painting in France.
Metal Architecture.
Painting in the United States.
The Pre-Raphaelites.

33. Impressionism.

Manet and Monet.
Pissarro and Renoir.
Degas and Caillebotte.
Whistler, Cassatt, and Sargent.

34. Post-Impressionism.

Seurat and Neo-Impressionism.
Van Gogh.
Forerunners of Expressionism.

35. The Fauves and Expressionism.

Matisse and Derain.

36. Cubism and Abstract Art.

Picasso, Braque, and the Cubist Style.
The Influence of Cubism.
Cubism and the First Abstract Sculpture.
Rayonnism, Suprematism, and Constructivism.
De Stijl.

37. Fantastic Art, Dada, and Surrealism.

Fantastic Art.

38. The Spread of Modernism.

Abstract Expressionism.
The Reaction to Abstract Expressionism.
American Sculpture from the 1960s to the Early 1980s.
Conceptual Art and Performance Art.
The Women's Movement.
Recent Painting and Sculpture.
Twentieth-Century Photography.

39. Modern Architecture.

Richardson, Sullivan, and the Chicago School.
Art Nouveau and Expressionist Architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright.
The International Style.
The Skyscraper -- Romance to Internationalism and Return.

Books for Further Reading.