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Art Across Time, Volume II

Art Across Time, Volume II - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0697274809

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ISBN13: 978-0697274809
ISBN10: 0697274802 Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 1999
International: No

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Art Across Time, Volume II - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0697274809

Laurie Schneider Adams

ISBN13: 978-0697274809
ISBN10: 0697274802 Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Art Across Time is a comprehensive art history text that engages the mind of the reader by considering the place of images within the cultures that create them, even as it engages the eye with fabulous color reproductions that are two- and three-times the size of comparable images in other textbooks.

Broadening the scope of her popular one-volume History of Western Art, Adams has integrated "Windows on the World" sections throughout the text to address the art, artists, and cultures of societies the world over. Furthermore, she has expanded the number of artists and artworks discussed to provide a fuller picture of western art for a full-year course. Maps, timelines, "materials and methods" boxes, literary excerpts, and artist biographies offer a multi-dimensional look at each period. These additions, combined with an approach that stresses current scholarship and methodologies, result in a vivid account of the history of art that will inform and entertain students.

Features:

  • Superior Writing and Pedagogy: Adams's conversational style is a breath of fresh air in a market dominated by dry, encyclopedic texts. Boxes and call-outs covering materials and techniques, historical asides, literary excerpts and more give students insight into the stories behind the art.
  • Better & Larger Reproductions: Art across Time has the largest percentage of color images on the art history survey market. They are not postage-size images--characteristic of the encyclopedic approach--the images are reproduced at two to three times the size of those in other books. The result? Students get a better appreciation of each piece.
  • Art in Context: The text places art in its cultural context, explaining how and why images were created. Biographical information is included and the differing methodologies of art history are discussed throughout.
  • Integrated World Art: Instead of segregating the art of non-Western cultures into their own exhaustive chapters, Adams integrates the discussion throughout the text in 'Windows on the World' sections. In keeping with the theme of the text, coverage is informative, but not exhaustive.
  • More and Better Coverage of Women: Not just tokenism! Art across Time meaningfully addresses the contributions of women to the history of art.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Why Do We Study the History of Art?
Chapter Thirteen: Precursors of the Renaissance
Chapter Fourteen: The Early Renaissance
Chapter Fifteen: The High Renaissance in Italy
Chapter Sixteen: Mannerism and the Later Sixteenth Century in Italy
Chapter Seventeen: Sixteenth-Century Painting in Northern Europe
Chapter Eighteen: The Baroque Style in Western Europe

WINDOW ON THE WORLD: Mughal Art and the Baroque

Chapter Nineteen: Rococo and the Eighteenth Century
Chapter Twenty: Neoclassicism: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Chapter Twenty-one: Romanticism: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Chapter Twenty-two: Nineteenth-Century Realism
Chapter Twenty-three: Nineteenth-Century Impressionism

WINDOW ON THE WORLD: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Chapter Twenty-four: Post-Impressionism and the Late Nineteenth Century

WINDOW ON THE WORLD: Gauguin and Oceania

Chapter Twenty-five: Turn of the Century: Early Picasso, Fauvism, Expressionism, and Matisse

WINDOW ON THE WORLD: African Art and the European Avant Garde

Chapter Twenty-six: Cubism, Futurism, and Related Twentieth-Century Styles
Chapter Twenty-seven: Dada, Surrealism, Fantasy, and the United States Between the World Wars

WINDOW ON THE WORLD: Hopi Kachinas

Chapter Twenty-eight: Abstract Expressionism
Chapter Twenty-nine: Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism,and Conceptualism
Chapter Thirty: Innovation and Continuity

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