With balanced coverage of art across the chronological and geographical spectrum, UNDERSTANDING ART, 11th Edition, will guide you through beautifully reproduced images, and transport you to museums and monuments all over the world. Observe the artist's creative process from start to finish in a feature called Theory & Practice; learn to think critically about works of art in relation to one another and the context in which they were created with the Compare + Contrast feature; and gain a new understanding and appreciation of art and society by becoming familiar with art ranging from iconic works to that which surrounds you in everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Understanding Art is a two-volume, fully illustrated work that strives to explain and discuss four important periods in the history of western art--the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque. It aims to create a sense of understanding, recognition, and appreciation of art by analysing, within the four periods, three distinct artistic genres: painting; sculpture; and architecture. Besides the excellence of the illustrations, one of the great virtues of this book is its clear and concise explanations. It is truly an excellent first stop for anyone embarking on a serious study of art--or anyone wishing to refresh his or her memory of the facts about the art history of the western world.
UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced, fresh approach to art appreciation, incorporating coverage of masterworks from the past and present. Author Lois Fichner-Rathus combines a conversational writing style with exciting images from Rembrandt to Zaha Hadid in order to truly connect with students and to foster understanding of the art that surrounds them in everyday life. The Compare + Contrast feature encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills, through comparisons of works such as The Davids of Donatello, Verrocchio, Michelangelo, and Bernini. Students will be inspired to become as passionate about art as you are! The latest edition features new and expanded sections on religious and world art, green buildings, and conceptual art. There is also new Art Tour for Los Angeles and over 100 new images in the areas of fashion, crafts, industrial design and architecture. A comprehensive, optional, set of online tools makes it easier than ever for students to study and learn the material, regardless of their particular learning styles. It includes an interactive eBook, all images included within the text, video and audio clips, image flashcards, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Art of Understanding Art reveals to students and otherreaders new and meaningful ways of developing personal ideas andopinions about art and how to express them with confidence. Offers an inquiry—unique among introductory arttexts—into the learning process of understanding andappreciating art Examines the multiple issues and processes essential to making,analyzing and evaluating art Uses cross-cultural examples to help readers developcomprehensive, yet personal, ways of looking at and thinking aboutart Includes an annotated glossary of the 'Art World', institutionsand individuals that play a role in defining art as well asdiagrams, textboxes callouts and other visual elements to highlightinformation and enhance learning Richly illustrated with over 40 images Suggests innovative class assignments and projects useful fordeveloping lesson plans, and offers an online companion site foradditional illustrations and information
Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It not only makes sense of western art over the past century or more, but applies equally to the art of any culture at any time, all within one enlightening framework that, well ... works. This new perspective is impossible to ignore - a theory that places art right at the centre of the evolution of human consciousness, as a key driver of the process. Argued with intelligence, panache and wit, The Art of Understanding Art provides a delightfully entertaining read that will change the way you think about and look at art, whether you are a collector (or would like to be), a connoisseur, an academic, a student or of course an artist (or would like to be). It is illustrated with intriguing skill, depth and humour by Peter Suart.
Even the youngest children in primary schools are now required not only to make art, but also to study it, developing an understanding of the huge variety of art and craft from different times and places. But how do teachers actually tackle this, when most have not studied art themselves? This collection brings together case studies to show how a variety of teachers have used one particular art collection as a focus for practical art. Throughout, the voices of the children involved show us how they react to their encounters with art objects. This wealth of first hand evidence and practical experience will benefit all teachers.
The author provides the ways in which children's knowledge of visual elements of art can be developed through simple but creative activities.
The global art market has recently been valued at close to $50bn - a rise of over 60% since the global financial crisis. These figures are driven by demand from China and other emerging markets, as well as the growing phenomenon of the artist bypassing dealers as a market force in his/her own right. This new textbook integrates, updates and enhances the popular aspects of two well-regarded texts - Understanding International Arts Markets and The Art Business. Topics covered include: Emerging markets in China, East Asian, South East Asian, Brazilian, Russian, Islamic and Indian art, Art valuation and investment, Museums and the cultural sector. This revitalized new textbook will continue to be essential reading for students on courses such as arts management, arts marketing, arts business, cultural economics, the sociology of arts, and cultural policy.
An introductory guide to the visual arts offers a look at the many "isms" that are used to define art movements, with a discussion of the various art historical periods, their significance, and their most important artists and works.