Art History

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Pearson Education, 2008 - Art - 1256 pages
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This renowned textbook offers thorough coverage of all the visual arts from all parts of the world in a narrative that provides a rich contextual backgroundsocial, cultural, historical, religious, geographical, and political. This book has more than 1400 photographs and hundreds of line drawings, diagrams, and full-color maps. The text features art from the following time periods and places: prehistoric art in Europe; ancient art of the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and Greece; Roman and Etruscan art; Jewish, early Christian, Japan, and the Americas; medieval art in Europe; Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance art; Baroque art; art of the Pacific cultures; the rise of modern art; and the international Avant-Garde since 1945. Beginning student will appreciate the text's visual appeal, readable writing style, and helpful instructional features, such as the Starter Kit at the beginning of the book. Instructors will appreciate the inclusion of artists in all media, with women artists and artists of color fully represented. - Publisher.

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Review: Art History, Volume II [with CD-ROM]

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

okay for a first intro , lacking in technical details a lot of the time I guess. Should re-read the 2nd last chapter in the near future. Read full review

Review: Art History Volume 2

User Review  - Rayanne Patton - Goodreads

Not impressed. I like Stokstad's earlier editions. The images are fabulous. Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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Copyright

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About the author (2008)

MARYLIN J. STOKSTAD is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and consultative curator of medieval art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the author of the textbook Art History (1995). Her scholarly work includes a half-dozen books, several book chapters, reviews and museum publications, and a long list of articles for periodicals. She has also served as an editorial consultant to the Nelson-Atkins and St. Louis art museums, the World Book Encyclopedia and several major book publishers.

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