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Art of Seeing - 4th edition

Art of Seeing (ISBN10: 0137906358; ISBN13: 9780137906352)
ISBN13: 978-0137906352
ISBN10: 0137906358

Summary: 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 introducti ...show moreon 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 Some of the statements were the result of personal interview with the artists, some were developed from historical documents.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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 4TH 99
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 08/26/1998
International: No

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