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Art History, Volume One : Revised - With CD - 2nd edition

Art History, Volume One : Revised - With CD (ISBN10: 0131455281; ISBN13: 9780131455283)
ISBN13: 978-0131455283
ISBN10: 0131455281

Summary: For two-semester courses in Art History, Global Art History, and for Introductory Art courses taught from a historical perspective.

Renowned for its authorship, scholarship and pedagogy, Art History has quickly become the gold standard of introductions to the history of art. Engaging and accessible, Stokstad's Art History gives students rich cultural and social contexts for art, along with eloquent explanations of art's formal qualities and particular term
inology. Presenting a broad view of art through the centuries, it introduces beginning students to the works of all artists in all media in a positive and sympathetic manner. Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind.

Features
  • NEW - Images.
    • Over 100 new images, appreciably increasing the number of color images. Many more canonical images.
  • NEW - Reorganized, revised, and updated discussion of Roman art.
    • The sequence is more chronological and clearer for students.
  • NEW - Expanded and updated Islamic Art Chapter.
    • Reflects scholarship of Jonathan Bloom. Chronology is made clearer for students.
  • NEW - Contemporary Artists in Chapter 29.
    • Jeff Wall, Jennifer Steinkampt and architect Daniel Libeskind.
  • NEW - Maps.
    • Features full color and topography.
  • NEW - Improved Use Notes and Starter Kit.
    • Includes new color illustrations and diagrams and expanded definitions of the formal elements of art.
  • NEW - ArtNotes Student Notebook.
    • Available free with new texts, this all-in-one note taking solution features thumbnails of key images found in the text with the captions for all of the art and space for writing notes.
  • The Object Speaks feature--Appears in 20 of the 29 chapters.
    • 20 major artworks offer students a lively and personal challenge to their imaginations, emphasizing the power of "material culture" and the many interpretations that arise throughout history.
  • Introductory illustrations and essays.
    • Engages students in new material by visually and sometimes anecdotally opening each chapter.
  • Illustrations of cleaned works of art--Newly photographed, and many new drawings and diagrams.
    • Painting and sculpture by Canadian artists.
  • The expertise, suggestions, criticisms, and contributions of a distinguished team of scholars and educators--All carefully edited by in-house staff.
    • Provides students with an exceptionally accurate text with an accessible, easy-to-read, uniform writing style throughout.
  • The most recent scholarship--Reflects trends and new discoveries impacting the field of Art History.
    • Makes this a complete and up-to-date resource for professors and students.
  • Scores of short boxed, often illustrated, essays--Examines topics such as theory; memorable ideas and facts; patronage; training; and questions of ethics.
    • Enlivens the narrative by giving students brief in-text "field trips" to explore interesting aspects of topics and artworks, and motivates them to delve more deeply into the many dimensions of art history.
  • Elements of Architecture boxes.
    • Helps explain basic architectural forms and terminology to students.
  • Technique boxes.
    • Allows students to explore how artworks have been created, from prehistoric cave paintings to Renaissance frescoes to photographs.
  • Giotto--Covered in both Vol. I and Vol. II--Includes a discussion of Giotto to the end of Ch. 16 (last chapter of Vol. 1); reintroduces Giotto in the first chapter (Ch. 17) of Vol. II as the first truly modern painter.
    • Eliminates the need for instructors to refer to material covered in the other volume.
  • An unprecedented illustration program--Features approximately 1,400 photographs--1,000 full color, and some not published before--as well as hundreds of original line drawings that were created specifically for this text.
    • Gives students the opportunity to study the most complete reproductions available.
  • Comprehensive chapters on the Renaissance through Rococo.
    • Offers students a thorough and clear explanation of Humanism--reflecting what Renaissance signifies and why its importance in the history of art is not overrated.
  • The essential context of art history--Treats the arts and architecture within the essential context of history; geography; sociology; politics; religion; and the other arts of the time.
    • Enables students to see the origination of many major works.
  • Unparalleled coverage of the terminology of art and architecture--Much of it given in labeled drawings and diagrams.
    • Teaches students the structural principles of art.
  • The contribution of women and women's point of view--Integrated into every chapter.
    • Shows students the role of women in the arts.
  • Global coverage--Does not cover only the Western tradition.
    • Introduces students to the cultural ancestry of virtually every ethnic group and the basics of all the world's major living religions.
  • Clearly integrates the coverage of world religions--Begins with the Greek Pantheon and Hinduism--and also major historical founders of religions: Confucius; the Buddha; Jesus; and Muhammad.
    • Provides students with knowledge of religious intention in order to enrich their experience and understanding of the art.
  • Maps and timelines--Visually relates artworks to time and place.
    • Shows students where they are within the period each chapter covers.
...show more
Summary: For two-semester courses in Art History, Global Art History, and for Introductory Art courses taught from a historical perspective.

Renowned for its authorship, scholarship and pedagogy, Art History has quickly become the gold standard of introductions to the history of art. Engaging and accessible, Stokstad's Art History gives students rich cultural and social contexts for art, along with eloquent explanations of art's formal qualities and particular terminology. Presenting a broad view of art through the centuries, it introduces beginning students to the works of all artists in all media in a positive and sympathetic manner. Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind.

Features
  • NEW - Images.
    • Over 100 new images, appreciably increasing the number of color images. Many more canonical images.
  • NEW - Reorganized, revised, and updated discussion of Roman art.
    • The sequence is more chronological and clearer for students.
  • NEW - Expanded and updated Islamic Art Chapter.
    • Reflects scholarship of Jonathan Bloom. Chronology is made clearer for students.
  • NEW - Contemporary Artists in Chapter 29.
    • Jeff Wall, Jennifer Steinkampt and architect Daniel Libeskind.
  • NEW - Maps.
    • Features full color and topography.
  • NEW - Improved Use Notes and Starter Kit.
    • Includes new color illustrations and diagrams and expanded definitions of the formal elements of art.
  • NEW - ArtNotes Student Notebook.
    • Available free with new texts, this all-in-one note taking solution features thumbnails of key images found in the text with the captions for all of the art and space for writing notes.
  • The Object Speaks feature--Appears in 20 of the 29 chapters.
    • 20 major artworks offer students a lively and personal challenge to their imaginations, emphasizing the power of "material culture" and the many interpretations that arise throughout history.
  • Introductory illustrations and essays.
    • Engages students in new material by visually and sometimes anecdotally opening each chapter.
  • Illustrations of cleaned works of art--Newly photographed, and many new drawings and diagrams.
    • Painting and sculpture by Canadian artists.
  • The expertise, suggestions, criticisms, and contributions of a distinguished team of scholars and educators--All carefully edited by in-house staff.
    • Provides students with an exceptionally accurate text with an accessible, easy-to-read, uniform writing style throughout.
  • The most recent scholarship--Reflects trends and new discoveries impacting the field of Art History.
    • Makes this a complete and up-to-date resource for professors and students.
  • Scores of short boxed, often illustrated, essays--Examines topics such as theory; memorable ideas and facts; patronage; training; and questions of ethics.
    • Enlivens the narrative by giving students brief in-text "field trips" to explore interesting aspects of topics and artworks, and motivates them to delve more deeply into the many dimensions of art history.
  • Elements of Architecture boxes.
    • Helps explain basic architectural forms and terminology to students.
  • Technique boxes.
    • Allows students to explore how artworks have been created, from prehistoric cave paintings to Renaissance frescoes to photographs.
  • Giotto--Covered in both Vol. I and Vol. II--Includes a discussion of Giotto to the end of Ch. 16 (last chapter of Vol. 1); reintroduces Giotto in the first chapter (Ch. 17) of Vol. II as the first truly modern painter.
    • Eliminates the need for instructors to refer to material covered in the other volume.
  • An unprecedented illustration program--Features approximately 1,400 photographs--1,000 full color, and some not published before--as well as hundreds of original line drawings that were created specifically for this text.
    • Gives students the opportunity to study the most complete reproductions available.
  • Comprehensive chapters on the Renaissance through Rococo.
    • Offers students a thorough and clear explanation of Humanism--reflecting what Renaissance signifies and why its importance in the history of art is not overrated.
  • The essential context of art history--Treats the arts and architecture within the essential context of history; geography; sociology; politics; religion; and the other arts of the time.
    • Enables students to see the origination of many major works.
  • Unparalleled coverage of the terminology of art and architecture--Much of it given in labeled drawings and diagrams.
    • Teaches students the structural principles of art.
  • The contribution of women and women's point of view--Integrated into every chapter.
    • Shows students the role of women in the arts.
  • Global coverage--Does not cover only the Western tradition.
    • Introduces students to the cultural ancestry of virtually every ethnic group and the basics of all the world's major living religions.
  • Clearly integrates the coverage of world religions--Begins with the Greek Pantheon and Hinduism--and also major historical founders of religions: Confucius; the Buddha; Jesus; and Muhammad.
    • Provides students with knowledge of religious intention in order to enrich their experience and understanding of the art.
  • Maps and timelines--Visually relates artworks to time and place.
    • Shows students where they are within the period each chapter covers.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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