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Art: Brief History - Text Only

Art: Brief History - Text Only - 3rd edition

Art: Brief History - Text Only - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780131955417

ISBN10: 0131955411

Art: Brief History - Text Only by Marilyn Stokstad - ISBN 9780131955417
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Art: Brief History - Text Only by Marilyn Stokstad - ISBN 9780131955417

ISBN13: 9780131955417

ISBN10: 0131955411

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 07
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This book, an introduction to the history of art that features excellent scholarship, takes a global approach with an emphasis on the Western tradition in art. It reflects new interests and issues, expanding the topic to include women and minorities, and showing media and techniques other than painting, sculpture, and architecture. Written in clear, standard English without art historical or aesthetic jargon, Art: A Brief History is visually appealing as well as intellectually stimulating. This comprehensive survey of world art is based on the most recent scholarship, and includes coverage of arts inspired by all the major religions, the contribution of women and minorities, and contains discussions of all the arts, including ceramics, glass, metal, enamel, and the fiber arts. This book serves as an introduction to the history of art and a ready reference for people working in the arts, including museum docents, and art gallery employees, owners, and managers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Art Before the Written Word

Upper Paleolithic Art
Art in the Neolithic Period Early
Neolithic Communities Architecture
The Meaning(s) of Prehistoric Paintings
Megalithic Architecture Bronze and Iron Ages in Europe
Early Art Outside Europe

2 The Art of Mesopotamia and Egypt

Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom
The Middle Kingdom
The New Kingdom
The Late Period

3 Early Asian Art Looking Forward

The Indian Subcontinent
Gandhara and Mathura Styles
Gupta Period
Southeast Asia

4 Art of Greece and the Aegean World

The Cycladic Islands
Minoan Crete
Mycenaean (Late Bronze Age) Civilization
The Emergence of Greek Civilization
The Geometric Style The Archaic Period
The Early Classical Or Transitional Period
The "Golden Age" of Art
Late Classical Art of The Fourth Century

5 The Spread of Greek Art and Culture

The Hellenistic Greeks
The Neo-Babylonians
The Persians
The Etruscans

6 Roman Art

The Republican Period
The Age of Augustus
The Roman House and Its Decoration
The Empire
Imperial Art and Architecture
Portraits in Sculpture and Painting
The Late Empire

7 Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art

Jewish Art
Early Christianity
Early Byzantine Art
Icons and Iconoclasm
Later Byzantine Art

8 Islamic Art

Art During the Early Caliphates
Later Islamic Art
The Mughal Empire
The Ottoman Empire

9 Later Asian Art

The South Asian Subcontinent
Rajput Painting
Pictures of the Floating World

10 Early Medieval and Romanesque Art

Early Medieval Art in the British Isles and Scandinavia Carolingian Art
The Carolingian Basilica and Timber Architecture
The Monastery Painting in Christian Spain
The Ottonian Period
The Romanesque Period Architecture Architectural Decoration: Sculpture and Painting The Cloister Crafts

11 Gothic Art

Gothic Art in France
Secular Art
Gothic Art in England
Gothic Art in the Germanic Lands
Gothic Art in Italy
Italian Panel and Mural Painting

12 Early Renaissance Art

Northern Renaissance Art
Second Generation Painters
The Graphic Arts
Renaissance Art in Italy

13 Art of the High Renaissance and Reformation

Italian Art
Venice and the Veneto
Mannerist Architecture
German and English Art
The Reformation and the Arts
Netherlandish and Spanish Art

14 Art for the Counter-Reformation Church: Italy Art in the Habsburg Empire

Protestant England
The Protestant Netherlands
Art for the State: France
The Rococo Style
Art and Science

15 Art of the Americas

The Olmecs
The Maya
The Aztecs
Central America
South America: The Central Andes The Moche Culture The Inca Empire
The Aftermath of the Spanish Conquest
North America
The Southeast
The Southwest
The Eastern Woodlands and the Great Plains
The Northwest Coast

16 African Art

African Art in the Modern Era: Living Traditions and New Trends
Art and the Spirit World
Art and Power
The Masquerade

17 Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism

Neoclassicism and Its Heritage
Portrait Painting
Moralized Genre Painting
Neoclassical Architecture in England and North America
Neoclassical Painting in France
Romantic Landscape Painting
Early Photography
Naturalism and Realism in Europe
Painting in the United States

18 Later Nineteenth-Century Art in Europe and the United States

Academic Art
Reactions Against the Academy
Art Nouveau
Art in the United States
Later Impressionism
Late-Nineteenth-Century French Sculpture

19 Modern Art: Europe and North America in the Early Twentieth Century

Early Modern Art in Europe
Expressionist Movements
Les Fauves
Die Brücke
Der Blaue Reiter
Responses To Cubism
Modern Art Comes to the United States
Art Between the Wars
Constructivism De Stijl Surrealism Sculpture
Art in North America
The United States
The Harlem Renaissance
The Bauhaus

20 Art Since 1945

The "Mainstream" Crosses the Atlantic
Pop Art
Minimalism/Post-Minimalism and Op Art
Conceptual and Performance Art
Earthworks and Site-Specific Art
Feminist Art
Late Modernism/Postmodernism
The Persistence of Modernism
Later Art with Social Impact
Installation and Electronic Art
American Craft Art
Public Memory and Art: The Memorial