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Art History, Volume One : Revised - With CD

Art History, Volume One : Revised - With CD - 2nd edition

Art History, Volume One : Revised - With CD - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780131455283

ISBN10: 0131455281

Art History, Volume One : Revised - With CD by Marilyn Stokstad - ISBN 9780131455283
Edition: 2ND 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Art History, Volume One : Revised - With CD by Marilyn Stokstad - ISBN 9780131455283

ISBN13: 9780131455283

ISBN10: 0131455281

Edition: 2ND 05

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For two-semester courses in Art History, Global Art History, and for Introductory Art courses taught from a historical perspective.

Renowned for its authorship, scholarship and pedagogy, Art History has quickly become the gold standard of introductions to the history of art. Engaging and accessible, Stokstad's Art History gives students rich cultural and social contexts for art, along with eloquent explanations of art's formal qualities and particular terminology. Presenting a broad view of art through the centuries, it introduces beginning students to the works of all artists in all media in a positive and sympathetic manner. Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind.


  • NEW - Images.
    • Over 100 new images, appreciably increasing the number of color images. Many more canonical images.
  • NEW - Reorganized, revised, and updated discussion of Roman art.
    • The sequence is more chronological and clearer for students.
  • NEW - Expanded and updated Islamic Art Chapter.
    • Reflects scholarship of Jonathan Bloom. Chronology is made clearer for students.
  • NEW - Contemporary Artists in Chapter 29.
    • Jeff Wall, Jennifer Steinkampt and architect Daniel Libeskind.
  • NEW - Maps.
    • Features full color and topography.
  • NEW - Improved Use Notes and Starter Kit.
    • Includes new color illustrations and diagrams and expanded definitions of the formal elements of art.
  • NEW - ArtNotes Student Notebook.
    • Available free with new texts, this all-in-one note taking solution features thumbnails of key images found in the text with the captions for all of the art and space for writing notes.
  • The Object Speaks feature--Appears in 20 of the 29 chapters.
    • 20 major artworks offer students a lively and personal challenge to their imaginations, emphasizing the power of "material culture" and the many interpretations that arise throughout history.
  • Introductory illustrations and essays.
    • Engages students in new material by visually and sometimes anecdotally opening each chapter.
  • Illustrations of cleaned works of art--Newly photographed, and many new drawings and diagrams.
    • Painting and sculpture by Canadian artists.
  • The expertise, suggestions, criticisms, and contributions of a distinguished team of scholars and educators--All carefully edited by in-house staff.
    • Provides students with an exceptionally accurate text with an accessible, easy-to-read, uniform writing style throughout.
  • The most recent scholarship--Reflects trends and new discoveries impacting the field of Art History.
    • Makes this a complete and up-to-date resource for professors and students.
  • Scores of short boxed, often illustrated, essays--Examines topics such as theory; memorable ideas and facts; patronage; training; and questions of ethics.
    • Enlivens the narrative by giving students brief in-text "field trips" to explore interesting aspects of topics and artworks, and motivates them to delve more deeply into the many dimensions of art history.
  • Elements of Architecture boxes.
    • Helps explain basic architectural forms and terminology to students.
  • Technique boxes.
    • Allows students to explore how artworks have been created, from prehistoric cave paintings to Renaissance frescoes to photographs.
  • Giotto--Covered in both Vol. I and Vol. II--Includes a discussion of Giotto to the end of Ch. 16 (last chapter of Vol. 1); reintroduces Giotto in the first chapter (Ch. 17) of Vol. II as the first truly modern painter.
    • Eliminates the need for instructors to refer to material covered in the other volume.
  • An unprecedented illustration program--Features approximately 1,400 photographs--1,000 full color, and some not published before--as well as hundreds of original line drawings that were created specifically for this text.
    • Gives students the opportunity to study the most complete reproductions available.
  • Comprehensive chapters on the Renaissance through Rococo.
    • Offers students a thorough and clear explanation of Humanism--reflecting what Renaissance signifies and why its importance in the history of art is not overrated.
  • The essential context of art history--Treats the arts and architecture within the essential context of history; geography; sociology; politics; religion; and the other arts of the time.
    • Enables students to see the origination of many major works.
  • Unparalleled coverage of the terminology of art and architecture--Much of it given in labeled drawings and diagrams.
    • Teaches students the structural principles of art.
  • The contribution of women and women's point of view--Integrated into every chapter.
    • Shows students the role of women in the arts.
  • Global coverage--Does not cover only the Western tradition.
    • Introduces students to the cultural ancestry of virtually every ethnic group and the basics of all the world's major living religions.
  • Clearly integrates the coverage of world religions--Begins with the Greek Pantheon and Hinduism--and also major historical founders of religions: Confucius; the Buddha; Jesus; and Muhammad.
    • Provides students with knowledge of religious intention in order to enrich their experience and understanding of the art.
  • Maps and timelines--Visually relates artworks to time and place.
    • Shows students where they are within the period each chapter covers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Prehistory and Prehistoric Art in Europe.

The Paleolithic Period. The Neolithic Period. The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Object Speaks: Prehistoric Woman and Man.

2. Art of the Ancient Near East.

The Fertile Crescent. Early Neolithic Cities. Sumer. Akkad. Lagash. Babylon and Mari. Assyria. Neo-Babylonia. Elam. Anatolia. Persia. The Object Speaks: The Code of Hammurabi.

3. Art of Ancient Egypt.

Neolithic And Predynastic Egypt. Early Dynastic Egypt. The Old Kingdom. The Middle Kingdom. The New Kingdom. The Continuing Influence of Egyptian Art. The Object Speaks: The Temples of Rameses II.

4. Aegean Art.

The Aegean World. The Cycladic Islands in the Bronze Age. Mainland Greece and the Mycenaean Civilization. The Object Speaks: "The Mask of Agamemnon."

5. Art of Ancient Greece.

The Emergence of Greek Civilization. The Geometric Period. The Orientalizing Period. The Archaic Period. The Classical Period in Greek Art. The Transitional, or Early Classical, Period. The Fifth-Century Classical Period. Classical Art of the Fourth Century. The Hellenistic Period. The Object Speaks: The Parthenon.

6. Etruscan Art and Roman Art.

Etruscan Civilization. Roman History. The Republican and Augustan Periods. The Empire. The Roman City and Home. The Late Empire. The Object Speaks: The Unswept Floor.

7. Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine Art.

Jews and Christians in the Roman Empire. Jewish and Early Christian Art. Imperial Christian Architecture and Art. Early Byzantine Art. Middle Byzantine Art. Late Byzantine Art. The Object Speaks: The Archangel Michael.

8. Islamic Art.

Islam And Early Islamic Society. Art During the Early Caliphates. Later Islamic Society and Art.

9. Art of India before 1100.

The Indian Subcontinent. Indus Valley Civilization. The Vedic Period. The Maurya Period. The Period of the Shungas and Early Andhras. The Kushan and Later Andhra Period. The Gupta Period. The Post-Gupta Period. The Early Medieval Period.

10. Chinese Art before 1280.

The Middle Kingdom. Neolithic Cultures. Bronze Age China. The Chinese Empire: Qin Dynasty. Han Dynasty. Six Dynasties. Sui and Tang Dynasties. Song Dynasty.

11. Japanese Art before 1392.

Prehistoric Japan. Asuka Period. Nara Period. Heian Period. Kamakura Period. The Object Speaks: Monk Sewing.

12. Art of the Americas before 1300.

The New World. Mesoamerica. Central America. South America: The Central Andes. North America.

13. Art of Ancient Africa.

The Lure of Ancient Africa. Saharan Rock Art. Sub-Saharan Civilizations. Other Urban Centers.

14. Early Medieval Art in Europe.

The Middle Ages. The British Isles and Scandinavia. Christian Spain. Langobard Italy. Carolingian Europe. Scandinavia: The Vikings. Ottonian Europe. The Object Speaks: The Doors of Bishop Bernward.

15. Romanesque Art.

Romanesque Culture. France and Northern Spain. The North Sea Kingdoms. The Holy Roman Empire. Ancient Rome and Romanesque Italy. The Object Speaks: The Bayeux Tapestry.

16. Gothic Art.

The Gothic Style. France. England. Spain. Germany and the Holy Roman Empire. Italy. The Object Speaks: Notre-Dame of Paris.