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From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History (Art Basics) Seventh Editionby James Smith Pierce
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From Abacus to Zeus, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive handbook that defines and explains the most common terms and concepts used in discussing the history of visual arts. Useful as either a brief reference text or a supplement to an art history survey text, this handbook places art terms, processes, and principles in historical contexts with references to more than 1200 illustrations in Janson's History of Art, Revised Sixth Edition. Included in this edition:
ART BASICS: A series of brief, high quality, and moderately priced handbooks written by well-known educators in their field of study. Each student-friendly handbook is designed to stand alone or to be packaged with a traditional survey text. New for 2004
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Designed as a comprehensive supplement to Janson's History of Art, Sixth Edition, Hartt's Art, Fourth Edition, Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition, and Stokstad's Art History (Revised) — but also appropriate as a stand-alone brief reference volume — this handbook defines the most common terms used in discussing the history of visual arts, relating them to specific works illustrated in these standard volumes. Topics covered include art terms, processes, and principles, gods, heroes, and monsters, Christian subjects, saints and their attributes, Christian signs and symbols, chronology of painters, photographers, sculptors, and architects, as well as maps, and a directory of museum websites. For art and art history enthusiasts.
Table of Contents
1. Art Terms, Processes, and Principles.
2. Gods, Heroes, and Monsters.
3. Christian Subjects.
4. Saints and Their Attributes.
5. Christian Signs and Symbols.
Chronology of Painters, Photographers, Sculptors, and Architects.
Directory of Museum Websites.
Table of Parallel Illustrations in Stokstad, Janson, Hartt, and Gardner.
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