A History of Western Art

A History of Western Art
Author: Laurie Adams
Release: 2004
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Pages: 574
ISBN: 007282719X
Language: en
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CD-ROM contains: Elements in art, art techniques, chapter resources, sawyer, internet resources and a study skills primer.

The History of Western Art in Comics Part One From Prehistory to the Renaissance

The History of Western Art in Comics Part One  From Prehistory to the Renaissance
Author: Marion Augustin
Release: 2021-07-20
Editor: Holiday House
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780823451609
Language: en
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Learning about art through the ages has never been as interesting or fun as in this humorous and very informative graphic novel. As two kids give their grandpa a tour of Paris, he starts an interesting conversation with them--about where all the art they see in their lives--from the movie house to the stadiums to museums and even the subway-- started. Dad's impromptu history lesson goes back to the first Cavemen drawings to the pyramids of Giza, and by the end of the book includes Greco-Roman feats of ingenuity and the frescoes of the Renaissance. Recounted as a narrative about why different civilizations created different kinds of art, centuries of art history are explored entertainingly for young readers. Iconic works, such as Donatello's David and The Book of Kells, are included as well as architectural feats like the Colosseum. Written by a tour guide for museums and historic landmarks, the text is designed to entertain (with many funny asides and jokes) as it informs. The illustrations accurately portray the art and the artists described, with flavor and humor added to keep readers turning the page. Reproductions of the featured artworks and information about each piece are included in the back, along with a glossary of terms.

A History of Western Art

A History of Western Art
Author: Laurie Adams
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: WCB/McGraw-Hill
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0697287823
Language: en
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Presents the story of Western art within its historical and cultural context. By focusing on fewer works, the text aims to offer a greater depth of understanding of important historical developments in art.

A History of the Western Art Market

A History of the Western Art Market
Author: Titia Hulst
Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780520290631
Language: en
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Art in a commercial world -- Artists and collectors in the market for art -- The Italian City-States -- Antwerp -- Amsterdam -- Germany and Spain -- London -- Paris -- Art consumption in industrial America -- New York -- The global art market

The History of Western Art

The History of Western Art
Author: Peter Whitfield
Release: 2014-05-10
Editor: Naxos Audiobooks
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1843795078
Language: en
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This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief-systems of their age; religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind.

Masterpieces of Western Art

Masterpieces of Western Art
Author: Robert Suckale
Release: 2002
Editor: Taschen
Pages: 760
ISBN: 3822818259
Language: en
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This volume traces the history of painting from medieval times to modern times with a focus on each era and its major artists. This volume traces the history of painting from medieval times to modern times with a focus on each era and its major artists.

The Guerrilla Girls Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art

The Guerrilla Girls  Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
Author: Guerrilla Girls
Release: 1998
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 96
ISBN: 014025997X
Language: en
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"[A] tart, funny, lurid little bomb of a book. It's all p.c., of course, but not at all predictable, and a lot of righteous information gets dispersed in record time." -- BUST Magazine We were Guerillas before we were Gorillas. From the beginning, the press wanted publicity photos. We needed a disguise. No one remembers, for sure, how we got our fur, but one story is that at an early meeting, an original Girl, a bad speller, wrote 'Gorilla' instead of 'Guerilla.' It was an enlightening mistake. It gave us our mask-ulinity. Ever wonder about the abundance of naked male statues in the Classical section of your favorite museum? Did you know medieval convents were hotbeds of female artistic expression? And how did those "bad boy" artists of the twentieth century make it even harder for a girl to get a break? Thanks to the Guerrilla Girls, those masked feminists whose mission it is to break the white male stronghold over the art world, art history--as we know it--is history. Taking you back through the ages, the Guerrilla Girls demonstrate how males (particularly white males) have dominated the art scene, and discouraged, belittled, or obscured women's involvement. Their skeptical and hilarious interpretations of "popular" theory are augmented by the newest research and the expertise of prominent feminist art historians. "Believe-it-or-not" quotations from some of the "experts" are sprinkled throughout, as are the Guerrilla Girls' signature masterpieces: reproductions of famous art works, slightly "altered" for historic accuracy and vindication. This colorful reinterpretation of classic and modern art, as outrageous as it is visually arresting, is a much-needed corrective to traditional art history, and an unabashed celebration of female artists.

A History of Western Art

A History of Western Art
Author: Michael Levey
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0500200807
Language: en
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The Birth of Western Painting Routledge Revivals

The Birth of Western Painting  Routledge Revivals
Author: Robert Byron,David Talbot Rice
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781136752407
Language: en
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First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the iconoclast controversy, and shows how it was only by this movement that Hellenistic naturalism was finally vanquished and the seed of interpretational art planted in Europe in its stead. The third chapter reveals how this seed was nourished by the Constantinopolitan Renascence, and how that event, combined with the increasing humanisation of religious emotion, culminated, not only in Duccio and Giotto, but in the equally important work of their contemporaries at Mistra and Mount Athos. A detailed account of these works is given and in the last part of the book, the mystery of El Greco is finally resolved. The book is based, not only on extensive research but on personal observation of nearly all the works mentioned, in Constantinople, Greece, Crete, Italy, and Spain. It is an important and exciting addition to the history of European Art and establishes, scientifically, theories which only existed in conjecture before its publication. The book includes 94 black and white plates.

The Oxford History of Western Art

The Oxford History of Western Art
Author: Martin Kemp
Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 564
ISBN: 9780198600121
Language: en
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Positions works of art in illustration groups to create a visual environment and historical context to enhance understanding and appreciation.

History of Western Art

History of Western Art
Author: Antony Mason
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 128
ISBN: 8860980631
Language: en
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Landscape and Western Art

Landscape and Western Art
Author: Malcolm (Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies Andrews, Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies University of Kent Canterbury),Malcolm Andrews,Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies Malcolm Andrews
Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0192842331
Language: en
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This book explores many issues raised by the range of ideas and images of the natural world in Western art since the Renaissance. The whole concept of landscape is examined as a representation of the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Featured artists include Claude, Freidrich, Turner, Cole and Ruisdael, and many different forms of landscape art are addressed, such as land art, painting, photography, garden design, panorama and cartography.

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History

Modern Perspectives in Western Art History
Author: W. Eugene Kleinbauer,Medieval Academy of America
Release: 1989-01-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0802067085
Language: en
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A collection of essays that reflect the breadth of twentieth-century scholarship in art history. Kleinbauer has sought to illustrate the variety of methods scholars have developed for conveying the unfolding of the arts in the Western world. Originally published by Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1971.

The History of Western Painting

The History of Western Painting
Author: Juliet Heslewood
Release: 1995-09-01
Editor: Heinemann/Raintree
Pages: 64
ISBN: 0817240004
Language: en
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Presents an overview of Western painting from ancient caves to the modern world and includes information on artists.

Kings and Queens A Very Peculiar History

Kings and Queens   A Very Peculiar History
Author: Antony Mason
Release: 2012-01-11
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781908759108
Language: en
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Which king's guards massacred a group of his supporters by mistake? Who had an oversized tongue and had to slobber when they ate food? Who was so large when they died that they had to be buried in a square coffin? Who survived seven assassination attempts? As you can tell from the bizarre questions above, it wasn't all thrones and sceptres for British kings and queens. Some of them were completely batty, and others were downright vicious. On the other hand, some monarchs were an icon to the people and represented the power and importance of Britain and England. 'Kings & Queens, A Very Peculiar History' explores some of the most marvellous monarchs to have ruled Britain and ekes out their bizarre habits and idiosyncracies, featuring quirky stories and fascinating facts and lists.

The Origins of Western Art

The Origins of Western Art
Author: Walther Wolff
Release: 1989
Editor: St Martins Press
Pages: 207
ISBN: UOM:39015017012686
Language: en
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Looks at the development of art in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Aegean, and shows examples of architecture, sculpture, and painting

The Story of Painting

The Story of Painting
Author: Wendy Beckett,Patricia Wright
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0751301337
Language: en
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Through more than 450 masterpieces, the author unfolds the story of 800 years of Western painting from Giotto, the Renaissance and Impressionism, to Pop Art and the present day.

Research Guide to the History of Western Art

Research Guide to the History of Western Art
Author: W. Eugene Kleinbauer,Thomas P. Slavens
Release: 1982
Editor: Chicago : American Library Association
Pages: 229
ISBN: UOM:39015008101480
Language: en
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Art of the Western World

Art of the Western World
Author: Bruce Cole,Adelheid M. Gealt
Release: 1991-12-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780671747282
Language: en
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Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

The Healing Presence of Art

The Healing Presence of Art
Author: Richard Cork
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 460
ISBN: 030017036X
Language: en
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Fascinated by the astonishingly rich history of art in hospitals, the well-known critic and art historian Richard Cork has written a brilliant account of the subject. These works, which include masterpieces of Western art, have been produced from Renaissance Florence and Siena to the 20th century. Piero della Francesca made a painting for a hospital in Sansepolcro, as did Hans Memling in Bruges, Matthias Grünewald in Isenheim, El Greco in Toledo, Rembrandt in Amsterdam, William Hogarth in London, Vincent van Gogh in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, and Marc Chagall in Jerusalem. The book's sumptuous images offer a rich range of subjects, from Francisco Goya's dramatic confrontations with suffering to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo's sublime, airborne celebrations of resurrection and heavenly ecstasy. Some, like Leonardo da Vinci's incisive drawings, are based on uncompromising firsthand study of hospital patients. Others explore a redemptive world where Christ is born, orphans are rescued, and plague victims are given shelter. In this wide-ranging survey, Cork investigates how such artworks have been used to humanize hospitals, to alleviate their clinical bleakness, and to offer genuine, lasting pleasure to patients, staff, and visitors.