, 2008 - Art
- 1256 pages
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.