Understanding and analyzing how art functions in history, society and everyday life.
This new edition of Discovering Art History is an in-depth, comprehensive approach to art. The program includes an extensive survey of Western art, studies of non-Western art, as well as an introduction to art appreciation.
Engaging studio activities throughout the text are keyed to chapter content. This premier art history program will show students how the visual arts serve to shape and reflect ideas, issues, and themes from the time of the first cave paintings to the twenty-first century.
The Student Book includes:
- In-depth profiles of artists, artistic periods, and movements
- Vibrant maps, timelines, and diagrams
- Student profiles for peer comparison of studio exercises
- Excellent overviews of each chapter
Table of Contents
Part One: The World and Work of the Artist
Chapter 1: Learning about Art
Chapter 2: The Visual Communication Process
Part Two: Trends and Influences in the World of Art
Chapter 3: Looking for a Common Denominator
Chapter 4: Non-Western Art and Cultural Influences
Part Three: Art in the Western World
Chapter 5: Beginnings of Western Art
Chapter 6: Greek and Roman Art
Chapter 7: Religious Conviction
Chapter 8: Romanesque and Gothic Art
Chapter 9: The Italian Renaissance
Chapter 10: Renaissance in the North
Chapter 11: Baroque and Rococo
Chapter 12: Three Opposing Views
Chapter 13: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Chapter 14: A Half-Century of "Isms"
Chapter 15: American Art 1900-1950
Chapter 16: Architecture after 1900
Chapter 17: Art from the Fifties to the Present