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Art of Seeing

Art of Seeing - 4th edition

Art of Seeing - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780137906352

ISBN10: 0137906358

Art of Seeing by Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher - ISBN 9780137906352
Edition: 4TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No
Art of Seeing by Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher - ISBN 9780137906352

ISBN13: 9780137906352

ISBN10: 0137906358

Edition: 4TH 99

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For one semester courses in Introduction to Art or Art Appreciation. This best-selling exploration of traditional and contemporary art and artistic media focuses on art as seen from the artists point of view treating artistic techniques and introductory aesthetic principles. It is a clear, concise presentation with illustrations selected and laid out for the maximum visual appeal.

NEW-- Chapter 1 has been completely revised to provide a clear and provocative introduction to the understanding of art and introduces 4 major works that are referred to throughout the text and summarized in the final chapter.

The final chapter examines these four major works of art in depth summarizing important themes and concepts common to most master-works.

NEW-- New Art Issues boxes dealing with controversies such as censorship, race and gender criticism, restoration of paintings, protection of famous works and art as an investment.

NEW--Two new artists boxes include Stephen Alcorn on printmaking and John Lyle on ecologically-oriented landscape design.

NEW--Includes a new chapter on computer graphics including art on the Internet.

NEW-- Includes new pedagogical features:

65 new illustrations with 40 in color

glossary and pronunciation guide

Uses an engaging, readable style throughout.

Presents chapters within four major parts:

Part I lays the foundation for seeing and introduces basic aesthetic aspects of a work of art Parts II and III approach two-and three-dimensional art respectively through the materials and techniques used by artists, revealing the difficulties associated with each method Part IV approaches art as it exists in time covering some 45 major movements, from prehistoric to contemporary

Focuses on art as seen from the artists point of view.

includes quotes from the artists themselves who explain, in their own words, what they were trying to do in their art. features boxes that provide first-person statements by individual artists who speak at length about some facet of their work related to a subject under discussion. Some of the statements were the result of personal interview with the artists, some were developed from historical documents.

Emphasizes aesthetics and art techniques. Covers in detail the philosophical foundations, elements and principles of design, and technical considerations of each medium to convey a sense of what artists are really trying to do and how.

Offers broad coverage of all media and traditional and contemporary art:

illustrates and discusses multicultural and non-Western art and art by women include a section on outsider art explains technological advances in areas such as computer graphics

Presents a wide range of coverage on traditional and contemporary topics:

creativity, encaustic, fresco, wood engraving, computer art, graphic design, photography, Xerox and FAX art, video art, conceptual art, performance art, earthworks, installation pieces, and folk art

Features an in-depth chapter on four specific works of art that takes students deeper into the individual works and approximates the actual experience of encountering a work of art.

draws on all appreciation skills developed throughout the book and explores all aspects of the creative development and technical shaping of major works in varied media and historical settings Picasso's Guernica, Rodin's Gates of Hell, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling, and Moshe Safdie's Vancouver Library Square.

Provides an abundance of line drawings of tools and processes and high-quality reproductions many in color, many full-page, taken from all the visual arts from painting and sculpture to clothing and industrial design.

Include maps with timelines:

show the regions where major trends in Western art were developed and the site of major art and artworks; the timeline gives a global historical context for the evolution of Western art a final large map locates significant works of world art and the centers of 20th century art movements; the timeline notes many of the most significant events in world history from 30,000 BC to the present.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Understanding Art.

The Creative Impulse.
BOX: Vincent van Gogh on Emotion and Intellect.
Forms of Art.
BOX: Georgia O'Keefe on "Saying What I Want To".
Critical Opinion.

2. Visual Elements.

Shape and Form.
BOX: Henry Moore on Form and Space.
BOX: Arshile Gorky on The Intensity of Art. Space.
Value and Light.
BOX: Josef Albers on The Complexity of Color.
BOX: Auguste Rodin on The Illusion of Movement.

3. Organizing Principles of Design.

Compositional Unity.
BOX: Wassily Kandinsky on Underlying Harmony.
Relationship to the Environment.


4. Drawing.

Approaches to Drawing.
Dry Media.
Liquid Media.

5. Painting.

Approaches to Painting.
BOX: Leonardo da Vinci on Chiaroscuro.
Paint Media.
Mixed Media.

6. Printmaking.

Printmaking Processes.
BOX: Stephen Alcorn on The Challenge of Linocuts.
Mixed Media.

7. Graphic Design.

The Graphic Designer and Visual Ideas.
BOX: Peter Good on The Art of Graphic Design.

8. Photography, Photocopy, and Filmmaking.

BOX: Edward Weston on Photography as a Way of Seeing.
Photocopy and Fax Art.
Television and Video.

9. Computer Graphics.

The Computer as a Drawing Medium. The Computer as a Painting Medium. Video Graphics.
Virtual Reality.
The Computer as a Unique Art Medium.
Art in Cyberspace.


10. Sculpture.

BOX: Michelangelo Buonarroti on
BOX: Linda Howard on
Computer-Aided Sculpture Design. Modeling.
BOX: Benvenuto Cellini on A
Near-Disastrous Casting.

11. Crafts.

BOX: Paula Winokur on Working in
BOX: George Nakashima on A Feeling for Wood.
BOX: Norma Minkowitz on The Interface Between Art and Craft.

12. Product and Clothing Design.

Industrial Design.
Clothing Design.

13. Architecture.

Function. Structure.
BOX: Hassan Fathy on Indigenous Architectural Ingenuity.
BOX: Alvar Aalto on Humanizing Architecture.

14. Designed Settings.

Interior Design.
Environmental Design.
BOX: John Lyle on Sustainable Environmental Design.
Visual Aspects of the Performing Arts.


15. Historical Styles in Western Art.

The Beginnings of Western Art.
Art of Ancient Cultures.
Medieval Art.
Renaissance Art.
Baroque Art.
Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Art.
Later Nineteenth-Century Art.
BOX: Paul Gauguin on Cross-Cultural Borrowings.
Twentieth-Century Art.
BOX: Deborah Muirhead on Art as Ancestral Exploration.
BOX: John Serl, Inside an Outsiders Mind.

16. Understanding Art on All Levels.

Picasso's Guernica.
Rodin's Gates of Hell.
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling.
Moshe Safdie's Vancouver Library Square.

Glossary/Pronunciation Guide.

Other Editions of Art of Seeing

Art of Seeing by Paul J. Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher - ISBN 9780130914750