Summary: Throughout the previous seven editions, this text has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality. Living with Art helps students develop an appreciation of art by offering a clear and comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art. The book is rich with illu
strations drawn from a wide range of artistic cultures and time periods.
Summary: Throughout the previous seven editions, this text has earned a reputation for elegance and the highest standards of quality. Living with Art helps students develop an appreciation of art by offering a clear and comprehensive introduction to the visual arts from several perspectives: themes and purposes of art; the vocabulary of art; individual art media (painting, drawing, camera arts, sculpture, architecture, etc.); and the history of art. The book is rich with illustrations drawn from a wide range of artistic cultures and time periods. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:9TH 10 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 10/13/2009 International: No
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Mark Getlein arrived in New York to pursue advanced music studies at the Juilliard School, but he quickly became equally fascinated by the city's vibrant downtown art scene and magnificent museum collections. For a decade or so he led an interesting but precarious life as a pianist and painter. As a writer and development editor, he has helped to create a series of ground-breaking college textbooks in art and literature, including Art History (Abrams, 1995), A History of Art in Africa (Abrams, 2001), The HarperCollins World Reader, The Longman Anthology of British Literature, and The Longman Anthology of World Literature. This is his fourth edition as author of Living with Art.
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Preface PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Living with Art Chapter 2. What Is Art? Chapter 3. Themes of Art PART TWO: THE VOCABULARY OF ART Chapter 4. The Visual Elements Chapter 5. Principles of Design PART THREE: TWO-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA Chapter 6. Drawing Chapter 7. Painting Chapter 8. Prints Chapter 9. Camera and Computer Arts Chapter 10. Graphic Design PART FOUR: THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA Chapter 11. Sculpture and Installation Chapter 12. Arts of Ritual and Daily Life Chapter 13. Architecture PART FIVE: ARTS IN TIME Chapter 14. Ancient Mediterranean Worlds Chapter 15. Christianity and the Formation of Europe Chapter 16. The Renaissance Chapter 17. The 17th and 18th Centuries Chapter 18. Arts of Islam and of Africa Chapter 19. Arts of East Asia: India, China, and Japan Chapter 20. Arts of the Pacific and the Americas Chapter 21. The Modern World: 1800-1945 Chapter 22. From Modern to Postmodern Chapter 23. Opening Up to the World Pronunciation Guide Suggested Readings Notes to the Text Glossary Photographic Credits Index
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