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ArtBasics : An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline

ArtBasics : An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534641016

Cover of ArtBasics : An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline 05 (ISBN 978-0534641016)
ISBN13: 978-0534641016
ISBN10: 0534641016
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2005
International: No

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ArtBasics : An Illustrated Glossary and Timeline - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534641016

Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. Mamiya and Wadsworth

ISBN13: 978-0534641016
ISBN10: 0534641016
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

A brief introduction to the basic terms, styles, and time periods, ARTBASICS is a handy reference for any beginning art student. Presented with full-color fine art images and high quality line art depicting the styles and techniques discussed, it is useful for art history, art appreciation, humanities, and design courses. A four-color world map and fold-out timeline are also included. This handy supplement can be sold separately or bundled FREE with any new Wadsworth Art/Humanities textbook.

Features

  • Basic art terms and styles are presented in conjunction with seminal artworks, giving the reader both a context with which to apply the definitions as well as a familiarity with some of mankind's most famous artworks.
  • Four-color world map and fold-out timeline assist students in understanding the geographical and historical context of artworks as well as identify developments in the art world, stylistic periods, historical designations, and political and social events.

Table of Contents

1. What Is Art, and What Is Not Art?
2. What Is an Artwork?
3. Why Is Art Made, and What Makes It Valuable?
4. What Are We Looking At?
5. What Is Art Made Of, and How?
6. What Are We Looking For?
7. Where Do You Find Art?
8. Studying Art and Learning about Art?
9. Artistic Periods in the Western Tradition.
10. Timeline of Major Events in Western Cultures.