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Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume I

Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume I - 4th edition

Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume I - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780131841611

ISBN10: 0131841610

Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume I by Frederick Hartt and Rosenthal Abrams - ISBN 9780131841611
Edition: 4TH 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
International: No
Art : A History of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Volume I by Frederick Hartt and Rosenthal Abrams - ISBN 9780131841611

ISBN13: 9780131841611

ISBN10: 0131841610

Edition: 4TH 93

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A comprehensive, definitive, extensively illustrated introduction to the history of world art and architecture -- from ancient to modern times -- this bestselling, authoritative survey provides an understanding of art as art, and art achievements as a factor in human cultural history. Co-published with Harry N. Abrams Inc., the 4 color reproduction quality is better than ever.

Offers a unified work that presents the ideas and observations of one of the last great art historians of this century, who personally examined more than 90% of the artworks -- as well as the artistic techniques and processes -- discussed by Hartt or the new contributor, Nan Rosenthal.

Provides a revised Introduction, including an expanded section on Women in Art and a new section, Destruction and Preservation.

Analyzes in detail the historical evolution of art in every period, and relates the cultural, social-historical, literary, and scientific achievements of each period to the art objects discussed.

Illustrates and analyzes the works of 35 women artists and discusses the role of women in art throughout the book.

Integrates coverage of Asian art (Volume 1) within an appropriate time frame, following material on the Middle Ages.

Features revised chapters/sections on:

Tribal Art Pre-Columbian Art -- reflecting some of the latest scholarship on the Maya Islamic Art Photography High Renaissance in Central Italy Michelangelo Mannerism in Italy, including a new section on women artists of northern Italy

Features a balanced and cohesive section on The Modern World -- of which the 19th and 20th centuries are rethought and revised by Nan Rosenthal, former Curator of 20th Century Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Ch. 38, The Spread of Modernism, includes 48 new illustrations and 26 new artists. Ch. 39, Modern Architecture, has been updated to the 1990s, adding Robert Venturi/Denise Scott Brown and Tadao Ando

Volume I comprises Chapters 1-19; Volume II, Chapters 19-39.

the Combined Edition blends Volumes One and Two, with a key chapter, The Dawn of Individualism in Italian Art, serving as a bridge between the ancient world and the modern period.

Pedagogic Features

Features a new design -- with pictures and captions close together and many enlarged illustrations.

Contains an expanded illustrations program (1416 total):

102 more color plates (460 total) nearly 100 new or improved diagrams new, enhanced images 131 all-new illustrations -- including four illustrations of the restored Sistine Ceiling

Features carefully detailed maps with topographic and geographic information

Includes 16 illustrated timelines --several reorganized and expanded for this edition

Gives more emphasis to extracts from primary sources

Highlights key art-historical terms in italics and keys them to the glossary (80% are keyed to glossary)

Includes an updated bibliography

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Nature of Art.


1. Art in the Stone Age.

Paleolithic Art.
Mesolithic Art.
Neolithic Art.

2. Tribal Art.

Black African Art.
Oceanic Art.
North American Indian Art.


3. Egyptian Art.

The Archaic Period and the Old Kingdom. The Middle Kingdom and the Empire (New Kingdom).

4. Mesopotamian Art.

Neo-Sumer, Babylon, and the Hittites.

5. Pre-Columbian Art in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Mesoamerican Art.
Andean Art.

6. Aegean Art, c. 3000-1100 B.C.

Cycladic Art.
Minoan Art.
Mycenaean Art.

7. Greek Art.

The Geometric and Orientalizing Styles. The Archaic Period.
The Classical Period -- The Severe Style and Its Consequences.
The Classical Period -- The Age of Pericles.
The Classical Period -- The Fourth Century.
The Hellenistic Period.

8. Etruscan Art.

Bronze Implements.

9. Roman Art.

The Republic.
The Early Empire.
The Second Century a.d.
The Third Century a.d.
The End of the Pagan Empire.


10. Early Christian and Byzantine Art.

The Earliest Christian Art.
The Age of Constantine.
The Age of Justinian.
Middle and Later Byzantine Art.

11. Islamic Art.

Early Architecture.
Later Architecture.

12. Barbarian and Christian Art in Northern Europe.

Celtic Art.
The Animal Style.
Hiberno-Saxon Art.

13. The Art of the Holy Roman Empire.

Carolingian Art.
Ottonian Art.

14. Romanesque Art.

Architecture and Sculpture in France. Architecture and Sculpture in Italy.
Vaulting in the Rhineland, Lombardy, Northumbria, and Normandy.
Pictorial Arts.

15. Gothic Art.

The Beginnings of Gothic Style.
The French Cathedral.
French Manuscripts.
The Later Gothic in France.
Architecture in Italy.


16. Indian Art.

The Indus Valley Civilization.
Buddhist Art.
Hindu Art.
Later Hindu Art.

17. Chinese Art.

Ancient Chinese Art.
The Classic Periods of Chinese Art.
Later Chinese Art.

18. Japanese Art.

Early Japanese Art.
The Classic Periods of Japanese Art.
Later Japanese Art.

Books for Further Reading.