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Discovering Art History

By Gerald F. Brommer

This outstanding art history textbook 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.

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Discovering Art History

Discovering Art History

Discovering Art History is an in-depth, comprehensive approach to art history. This art history textbook 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 directly connected to chapter content.

Textbook Features

  • Vibrant fine art examples.
  • In-depth profiles of artists, artistic periods, and movements.
  • Useful maps, timelines, and diagrams.
  • Student profiles for peer comparison of studio exercises.
  • Visual resources with point-of-use correlations.
  • Two studio activities in each chapter.
  • Multicultural and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Hundreds of additional inquiry and research-related exercises.
  • Contextual information to encourage discussion and understanding.
  • Higher-order thinking skills that promote critical thinking.

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
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