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Genre: Art
Author: Laurie Schneider Adams
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Release: 2001-06-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0072859334

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Art across Timespeaks to students in a voice they will remember, combining sound scholarship with lively prose enhanced with a lavishly presented program of images. Most of the illustrations are presented in a larger format than in other art history texts to allow students to view details and elements of composition with greater ease and interest.The new third edition offers a variety of improvements, including new visual Connections between works, increased color and architectural diagrams, an enhanced map program to reinforce geographical context, new boxed readings, and a revised art program and text design. Art across Timeoffers readers more than a chronology of art; it introduces political, economic, social, and personal concerns that influence the artists and inform their work, uniquely conveying the ideas, beliefs, and circumstances that inspire creativity. In addition, the illustration program is available to adopting instructors in digital format inThe Image Vault, McGraw-Hill's new web-based presentation manager. Instructors can incorporate images from The Image Vault in digital presentations that can be used in class offline, burned to CD-ROM, or embedded in course Web pages. See www.mhhe.com/theimagevault for more details.

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Author: Laurie Schneider Adams
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 2006-03
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 0072969741

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Genre: Art
Author: Laurie Adams
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Release: 1999
File: Pages
ISBN-13: LCCN:98038707

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30,000 years of art – one engaging guide. Can’t tell a Manet from a Monet? Not sure why you should want to? Let scholar and author Laurie Adams introduce you to the story behind the history of art. Based on her art survey textbook of the same name, this edition of Art Across Time serves as an entertaining and readable introduction to the history of art. Providing biographical notes and historical context, Adams has created a vivid narrative. Each illustration has been carefully reviewed for color accuracy, and the large percentage of full-page reproductions presents a rare opportunity for readers to examine details of brushwork and texture that are lost in smaller images. All in all, this colorful book is an ideal gift that will compliment any library and interest any reader.

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Genre: Art
Author: Laurie Adams
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release: 1999
File: 944 Pages
ISBN-13: 0072300337

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Chronologically presents five hundred examples of art from different countries, cultures, and civilizations and discusses what makes each piece both unique and representative.

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Genre: Art
Author: Editors of Phaidon Press
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Release: 2009-03-28
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 0714849693

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The Reception of Chinese Art Across Cultures is a collection of essays examining the ways in which Chinese art has been circulated, collected, exhibited and perceived in Japan, Europe and America from the fourteenth century to the twenty-first. Scholars and curators from East Asia, Europe and North America jointly present cutting-edge research on cultural integration and aesthetic hybridisation in relation to the collecting, display, making and interpretation of Chinese art and material culture. Stimulating examples within this volume emphasise the Western understanding of Chinese pictorial art, while addressing issues concerning the consumption of Chinese art and Chinese-inspired artistic productions from early times to the contemporary period; the roles of collector, curator, museum and auction house in shaping the taste, meaning and conception of art; and the art and cultural identity of the Chinese diaspora in a global context. This book espouses a multiplicity of aesthetic, philosophical, socio-cultural, economic and political perspectives, and encourages academics, students, art and museum practitioners to re-think their encounters with the objects, practices, people and institutions surrounding the study of Chinese art and culture in the past and the present.

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Genre: Art
Author: Michelle Huang
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release: 2014-10-02
File: 355 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781443868556

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How the far North offered a different kind of terra incognita for the Renaissance imagination. European narratives of the Atlantic New World tell stories of people and things: strange flora, wondrous animals, sun-drenched populations for Europeans to mythologize or exploit. Yet, as Christopher Heuer explains, between 1500 and 1700, one region upended all of these conventions in travel writing, science, and, most unexpectedly, art: the Arctic. Icy, unpopulated, visually and temporally “abstract,” the far North—a different kind of terra incognita for the Renaissance imagination—offered more than new stuff to be mapped, plundered, or even seen. Neither a continent, an ocean, nor a meteorological circumstance, the Arctic forced visitors from England, the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy, to grapple with what we would now call a “non-site,” spurring dozens of previously unknown works, objects, and texts—and this all in an intellectual and political milieu crackling with Reformation debates over art's very legitimacy. In Into the White, Heuer uses five case studies to probe how the early modern Arctic (as site, myth, and ecology) affected contemporary debates over perception and matter, representation, discovery, and the time of the earth—long before the nineteenth century Romanticized the polar landscape. In the far North, he argues, the Renaissance exotic became something far stranger than the marvelous or the curious, something darkly material and impossible to be mastered, something beyond the idea of image itself.

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Genre: Art
Author: Christopher P. Heuer
Publisher: Zone Books
Release: 2019-05-14
File: 262 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781942130147

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Since the nineteenth century, when art history became an established academic discipline, works of art have been 'read' in a variety of ways. These different ways of describing and interpreting art are the methodologies of artistic analysis, the divining rods of meaning. Regardless of a work's perceived difficulty, an art object is, in theory, complex. Every work of art is an expression of its culture (time and place) and its maker (the artist) and is dependent on its media (what it's made of). The methodologies discussed here (formal analysis, iconology and iconography, Marxism, feminism, biography and autobiography, psychoanalysis, structuralism, race and gender) reflect the multiplicity of meanings in an artistic image. The second edition includes nineteen new images, new sections on race, gender, orientalism, and colonialism, and a new epilogue that analyzes a single painting to illustrate the different methodological viewpoints.

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Genre: Art
Author: Laurie Schneider Adams
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-03-09
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429974076

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Now thoroughly revised and updated throughout, featuring extended discussions of Mannerism and the expanding role of women in the visual arts and significant illustration program enhancements, Italian Renaissance Art is a readable, student-friendly, lavishly-illustrated introduction to one of the greatest periods of artistic genius in western history. Art historian Laurie Schneider Adams opens the text with the late Byzantine work of Cimabue and concludes with the transition to Mannerism. The author presents the most important and innovative artists and their principal works, with a clear emphasis on selectivity and understanding. Italian Renaissance Art also focuses on style and iconography, and on art and artists, incorporating different methodological approaches to create a wider understanding and appreciation of the art. Distinguishing features of the second edition include: More than 400 images throughout the work, with over 300 in full-color. Over 50 images were changed from black and white to full-color for this edition. Illustration program now includes works by Correggio, Bronzino, and Pontormo.Large format illustrations retained for readability and visual access by students. Design changes make the text more attractive and readable. 'Connections', with thumbnail images of earlier works, show the historical continuity of the images. 'Comparison' thumbnails have also been added for the purpose of comparing and contrasting later works with earlier ones. New treatment of Mannerism and the expanding role of women in the visual arts. Coverage includes Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola, and Properzia de' Rossi, and a new feature box discusses the role of Isabella d'Este as an influential art patron and humanist. Maps, plans, and diagrams included throughout. Also features a historical chronology, a full glossary of art-historical terms, and a select bibliography.

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Genre: Art
Author: Laurie Schneider Adams
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-05-04
File: 420 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780429974748

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The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

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Genre: Architecture
Author: Marian Moffett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 592 Pages
ISBN-13: 1856693716

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