The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa
Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell
Release: 2007-10
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 206
ISBN: 0740768727
Language: en
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Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa
Author: Carol Strickland,John Boswell
Release: 1992-06
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0836280059
Language: en
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A layman's guide to art history free from bogged down, convoluted theories provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society, from ancient times to today. Simultaneous.

The Annotated Arch

The Annotated Arch
Author: Carol Strickland,Amy Handy
Release: 2001-04-11
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0740710249
Language: en
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Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.

Cave Paintings to Picasso

Cave Paintings to Picasso
Author: Henry M. Sayre
Release: 2004-08-26
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 93
ISBN: 081183767X
Language: en
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From prehistoric paintings to Andy Warhol's works, this book pairs full-color reproductions of 50 of the world's most celebrated masterpieces with brief, kid-accessible stories about how they were made, who made them, and where they fit in the fascinating world of art.

The Annotated Mona Lisa Third Edition

The Annotated Mona Lisa  Third Edition
Author: Carol Strickland
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Annotated
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1449482139
Language: en
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An illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to contemporary world art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media in an easy-to-understand format. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated from the second edition published in 2007. Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Present takes art education out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes the history of art movements accessible to beginning art museum-goers - even at a cursory reading. From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from African art to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections (prehistoric and medieval, renaissance and baroque, the nineteenth century, modern art, and contemporary art) covering a little more than 230 pages.

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists

The Art Teacher s Book of Lists
Author: Helen D. Hume
Release: 2010-11-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0470877820
Language: en
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A revised and updated edition of the best-selling resource for art teachers This time-tested book is written for teachers who need accurate and updated information about the world of art, artists, and art movements, including the arts of Africa, Asia, Native America and other diverse cultures. The book is filled with tools, resources, and ideas for creating art in multiple media. Written by an experienced artist and art instructor, the book is filled with vital facts, data, readings, and other references, Each of the book's lists has been updated and the includes some 100 new lists Contains new information on contemporary artists, artwork, art movements, museum holdings, art websites, and more Offers ideas for dynamic art projects and lessons Diverse in its content, the book covers topics such as architecture, drawing, painting, graphic arts, photography, digital arts, and much more.

Secret Lives of Great Artists

Secret Lives of Great Artists
Author: Elizabeth Lunday
Release: 2014-03-25
Editor: Quirk Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781594747458
Language: en
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Secret Lives of Great Artists recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international art. You’ll learn that Michelangelo’s body odor was so bad, his assistants couldn’t stand working for him; that Vincent van Gogh sometimes ate paint directly from the tube; and Georgia O’Keeffe loved to paint in the nude. This is one art history lesson you’ll never forget!

Art History For Dummies

Art History For Dummies
Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder
Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781118051160
Language: en
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Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.

Art For All Ages

Art For All Ages
Author: Corinne Miller Schaff
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Top Reads Publishing, LLC
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781970107104
Language: en
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“A valuable resource for learning or renewing your art skills... With the book as a guide, my granddaughter and I enjoyed painting watercolors together. Cori Schaff makes the fundamentals fun.” -Carol Strickland, PHD, author of The Annotated Mona Lisa: A crash course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern The world is becoming more visual, inspired by technology that continually provides more ways to communicate visually. New opportunities call on us to improve our visual literacy. That means understanding what we see and being able to communicate it, the very skills this book is designed to help you acquire. Art for All Ages is unique in that it combines quality ”how-to” art instruction with self-discovery in three integrated parts: Recipes for Success The activity lessons in Art for All Ages are time-tested—selected from visual curriculum the author developed over 35-years teaching art in public schools, and privately to adults and multi-generational groups of all ages. Art history is an important component, seamlessly available within the lessons. Essential Ingredients Each Recipe for Success calls for its own Essential Ingredient, one or more art skills that you will use to complete the Recipe’s activity. Adults and adults along with children can dive into the book at any point to find inspiration, choose activities, and acquire skills in fun, “user-friendly” ways. Self-Discovery The author is passionate about nurturing the artists’ experience: an energized focus, feelings of reconnection, and centeredness that are, above all, therapeutic. Gems await you in the book’s Self-Discovery sections. Some chapters, like “Brain Facts & Your Innate Creativity,” unwrap key discoveries. Others are more inspirational, like “Mindfulness, Meditation & Art.” All explore inner benefits that this book invites you to experience. “Art for All Ages is a brilliant resource for anyone wanting to explore art making as a tool for meditation and personal growth—and so much more!” –Whitney Freya, Artist, Author of Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Brush Stroke at a Time Make a well-deserved appointment with yourself to explore your creative capabilities. Make art in the Art for All Ages way and enjoy re-igniting your artistic self.

Is Your Cat Gay

Is Your Cat Gay
Author: Charles Kreloff,Patty Brown
Release: 2008-06-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1439104344
Language: en
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Have you ever found yourself pondering your cat's sexual preference? Perhaps the answer lies within these pages.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa
Author: Donald Sassoon
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 400
ISBN: UCSC:32106016263623
Language: en
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What has made the Mona Lisa the most famous picture in the world? Why is it that, of all the 6,000 paintings in the Louvre, it is the only one to be exhibited in a special box, set in concrete and protected by two sheets of bulletproof glass? Why do thousands of visitors throng to see it every day, ignoring the masterpieces which surround it?

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History

The Illustrated Timeline of Art History
Author: Carol Strickland
Release: 2006
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Pages: 140
ISBN: 1402736037
Language: en
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From cave paintings to Jeff Koons--that’s where this stunningly illustrated history of art takes you. Filled with pictures of paintings, sculptures, museum artifacts, and architectural standouts, and a cross-cultural approach that encompasses European, American, Asian, and Islamic masterpieces, it proceeds on a thrilling visual tour. Carol Strickland--author of the bestselling Annotated Mona Lisa (300,000 copies sold)--serves as guide, and delivers superb background that sets the stage for each era’s timeline, as well as informative sidebars that reveal the broader implications of new styles and movements.

Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History

Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History
Author: Phyllis Clausen Barker
Release: 2002
Editor: Walch Publishing
Pages: 133
ISBN: 0825142466
Language: en
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Help students explore art history with this companion to Short Lessons in Art History. Included in this revised edition are - Interesting and engaging activities - New and revised discussion questions geared to student's interests and abilities - Research projects that promote a deeper understanding of the lives and works of the artists. In addition, it still includes and features that have made this a Walch best seller! - Assesses student understanding of major artists and art movements - Develops critical-thinking skills through insightful writing activities - Increases student awareness of artists and their work with hands-on art activities, independent research projects, and more. [adapted from back cover].

The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature

The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature
Author: Carol Strickland
Release: 2007
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1402748604
Language: en
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An illustrated timeline chronicles the evolution of all forms of literature from antiquity to the present day and includes a detailed introduction and color-coding to show whether a work is poetry, fiction, drama, or non-fiction.

History of Art for Young People

History of Art for Young People
Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Samuel Cauman
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 412
ISBN: UOM:39015009758221
Language: en
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Surveys the history of art, including paintings, sculpture, architecture, and photography, from cave paintings to modern art.

World History in Documents

World History in Documents
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Release: 2008-04-15
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 417
ISBN: 9780814740477
Language: en
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While world history materials date back to prehistoric times, the field itself is relatively young. Indeed, when the first edition of Peter Stearns’s best-selling World History in Documents was published in 1998, world history was poised for explosive growth, with the College Board approving the AP world history curriculum in 2000, and the exam shortly thereafter. At the university level, survey world history courses are increasingly required for history majors, and graduate programs in world history are multiplying in the U.S. and overseas. World events have changed as rapidly as the field of world history itself, making the long-awaited second edition of World History in Documents especially timely. In addition to including a new preface, focusing on current trends in the field, Stearns has updated forty percent of the textbook, paying particular attention to global processes throughout history. The book also covers key events that have altered world history since the publication of the first edition, including terrorism, global consumerism, and environmental issues.

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 Daily Show The Book

The Daily Show  The Book
Author: Chris Smith
Release: 2016-11-22
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455565351
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

The Eagle and the Swan

The Eagle and the Swan
Author: Carol Strickland
Release: 2018-11-09
Editor: Echo Point Books & Media
Pages: 586
ISBN: 1635617715
Language: en
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Famed for her stirring "Leda and the Swan" performance in the Imperial Palaces, a beautiful dancer changes the course of history. The soldier and the swan dancer join on a treacherous path to power that leads all the way to the throne. The events that ensue, amid the struggles and politics of a society in flux, leave a city in ruins.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
Author: Jon Rosenblatt
Release: 2018-06-15
Editor: UNC Press Books
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9781469648149
Language: en
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The author shows how Plath's remarkable lyric dramas define a private ritual process. The book deals with the emotional material from which Plath's poetry arises and the specific ritual transformations she dramatizes. It covers all phases of Plath's poetry, closely following the development of image and idea from the apprentice work through the last lyrics of Ariel. The critical method stays close to the language of the poems and defines Plath's struggle toward maturity. Originally published in 1979. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.