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Analyze, Understand, Appreciate
Living with Art provides the tools to help students think critically about the visual arts. Using a wealth of examples, the first half of the text examines the nature, vocabulary, and elements of art, offering a foundation for students to learn to analyze art effectively. The latter half sets out a brief but comprehensive history of art, leading students to understand art within the context of its time and place of origin. High quality images from a wide range of periods and cultures bring the art to life, and topical essays throughout the text foster critical thinking skills.
Taken together, all of these elements help students to better appreciate art as a reflection of the human experience and to realize that living with art is living with ourselves.
Table of contents
Preface PART ONE: INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. Living with Art Chapter 2. What Is Art? Chapter 3. Themes of ArtPART TWO: THE VOCABULARY OF ART Chapter 4. The Visual Elements Chapter 5. Principles of DesignPART THREE: TWO-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA Chapter 6. Drawing Chapter 7. Painting Chapter 8. Prints Chapter 9. Camera and Computer Arts Chapter 10. Graphic DesignPART FOUR: THREE-DIMENSIONAL MEDIA Chapter 11. Sculpture and Installation Chapter 12. Arts of Ritual and Daily Life Chapter 13. ArchitecturePART FIVE: ARTS IN TIME Chapter 14. Ancient Mediterranean Worlds Chapter 15. Christianity and the Formation of Europe Chapter 16. The Renaissance Chapter 17. The 17th and 18th Centuries Chapter 18. Arts of Islam and of Africa Chapter 19. Arts of East Asia: India, China, and Japan Chapter 20. Arts of the Pacific and the Americas Chapter 21. The Modern World: 1800-1945 Chapter 22. From Modern to PostmodernChapter 23. Opening Up to the WorldPronunciation Guide Suggested Readings Notes to the Text Glossary Photographic Credits Index
Mark Getlein arrived in New York to pursue advanced music studies at the Juilliard School, but he quickly became equally fascinated by the city's vibrant downtown art scene and magnificent museum collections. For a decade or so he led an interesting but precarious life as a pianist and painter. As a writer and development editor, he has helped to create a series of ground-breaking college textbooks in art and literature, including Art History (Abrams, 1995), A History of Art in Africa (Abrams, 2001), The HarperCollins World Reader, The Longman Anthology of British Literature, and The Longman Anthology of World Literature. This is his fourth edition as author of Living with Art.